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Definitions of bait

  1. lure, entice, or entrap with bait Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. something used to lure victims into danger Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. anything that serves as an enticement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. attack with dogs or set dogs upon Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Any substance, esp. food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, inclosure, or net. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Anything which allures; a lure; enticement; temptation. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A light or hasty luncheon. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To provoke and harass; esp., to harass or torment for sport; as, to bait a bear with dogs; to bait a bull. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To give a portion of food and drink to, upon the road; as, to bait horses. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To furnish or cover with bait, as a trap or hook. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To stop to take a portion of food and drink for refreshment of one's self or one's beasts, on a journey. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Any substance used to entice fish or other animals in order to catch them; temptation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To provoke, as an animal, by the setting on of dogs for sport; to worry by biting; to torment; annoy persistently; to prepare, as a hook, trap, or snare, by covering with food; to feed (an animal). The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Food put on a hook to allure fish or make them bite: any allurement: a refreshment taken on a journey. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To set food as a lure: to give refreshment on a journey. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To take refreshment on a journey. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To provoke an animal by inciting dogs to bite it: to harass. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Food put on a hook to entice fish; allurement; slight repast. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To fix a bait; allure by a bait; give food to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To put a bait on or in. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To feed while resting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. To torment, as by setting dogs upon; harass; worry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To stop for rest and refreshment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Anything used to allure a fish or other animal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A luncheon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. A inre or enticement, generally to deceive and catch fish or other animals; food or refreshment on a journey; whitebait. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To put food on a hook or among snares, to entice fish, fowls, and other animals into one's power; to allure; to give food and drink to a beast upon the road; to provoke and harass by dogs, or in any way. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To take food and drink for refreshment on a journey. See Bite. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. Any substance put on a hook to entice fish to swallow it; anything to allure or entice; refreshment taken on a journey. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. To allure by food; to give food or drink to a beast on a journey; to refresh with food on a journey. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. To provoke and harass with the help of others; to attack with violence, as with dogs. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. 1. The term used to describe to anger or harass. The term for something used to entice. thelawdictionary.org
  36. b[=a]t, n. food put on a hook to allure fish or make them bite: any allurement or temptation: a refreshment taken on a journey, or the time taken up by such.--v.t. to set food as a lure: to give refreshment on a journey: to set dogs on a bear, badger, &c.: to worry, persecute, harass.--v.i. to take refreshment on a journey. [M. E. beyten--Scand. beita, to make to bite, causal of bíta, to bite.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. (Orig.) cause to bite. (1) Worry (chained animal) by setting dogs at it (with dogs, or abs.; also of the dogs), whence (bear, bull, &c.) -baiting n.; torment (helpless person) with jeers &c. (2) Give food to, take food, (of horses on journey); stop at inn (orig. to feed horses, then also for rest or refreshment). (3) Put food (real or sham) on or in (hook, trap, fishing-place). [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. Food to entice prey (live b., small fish so used); (fig.) an allurement, temptation; halt in journey for refreshment or rest. [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. See bate Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. n. Any substance used to catch fish, &c. ;-any thing serving to allure ; enticement ; temptation ;-refreshment taken on a journey. Whitebait a delicate fish, of the pilchard family, found in the Thames. Cabinet Dictionary
  41. Meat set to allure animals to a snare; a temptation, an enticement; a refreshment on a journey. Complete Dictionary

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