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Noun
Something intended to entice someone to do something
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“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.”
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A pretense or stratagem
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A small piece or amount of food; a mouthful
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A sum of money or other inducement offered or given to bribe someone
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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.”
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To attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults
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“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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To cause to believe what is untrue
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Verb
Catch or try to catch fish, typically by using a net or hook and line
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