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Noun
Something intended to entice someone to do something
“If you are so against feuds being artificially built up by the media then don't take the bait and shoot your mouth off in response.”
Noun
Food placed on a hook or in a net, trap, or fishing area to entice fish or other animals as prey
“The hotel caters for many avid fishers, and can store bait and fishing rods for Dave and Deirdre.”
Verb
To lead away from a usual or proper course by offering some pleasure or advantage
“… the investment scheme cunningly baits the greedy and the unscrupulous.”
Verb
To attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults
“My government actually has to bait people with catchy song in order to do the thing that should be a civic duty.”
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