bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetener(noun)
anything that serves as an enticement
bait, decoy, lure(verb)
something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride(verb)
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"
lure, entice, or entrap with bait
attack with dogs or set dogs upon
any substance, esp. food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, inclosure, or net
anything which allures; a lure; enticement; temptation
a portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment
a light or hasty luncheon
to provoke and harass; esp., to harass or torment for sport; as, to bait a bear with dogs; to bait a bull
to give a portion of food and drink to, upon the road; as, to bait horses
to furnish or cover with bait, as a trap or hook
to stop to take a portion of food and drink for refreshment of one's self or one's beasts, on a journey
to flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey
Bait is any substance used to attract prey, e.g. in a mousetrap.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bāt, 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.]
A type of food or substance you put on a hook to catch fish.
The local fishing tackle shop sells bait and the angling club know what day it comes in to stock so buy what they need for their competitions.
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The numerical value of bait in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of bait in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
IRS pulled a bait and switch.
In Mexico we have a word for sushi Bait.
In Mexico we have a word for sushi: bait.
Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
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Translations for bait
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- изкушение, стръв, примамка, слагам стръв, примамвамBulgarian
- esquerCatalan, Valencian
- ködern, Lockmittel, Köder, anlockenGerman
- cebo, carnada, anzuelo, cebarSpanish
- syötti, ruokatauko, eväsFinnish
- appât, appâterFrench
- 誘惑, 餌Japanese
- 먹이, 미끼Korean
- lokaas, aantrekken, lokken, aasDutch
- agn, beitaNorwegian
- momeală, nadăRomanian
- приманка, наживка, искушениеRussian
- mámiti, мамац, ма́мити, mamacSerbo-Croatian
- agna, lockbete, agnSwedish
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