Definitions for baitbeɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
food, or some substitute, used as a lure in fishing, trapping, etc.
a poisoned lure used in exterminating pests.
an allurement; enticement.
(v.t.)to prepare (a hook or trap) with bait.
to lure, as with bait.
to set dogs upon (an animal) for sport.
to torment, esp. with malicious remarks; harass.
to feed and water (an animal) during a journey.
(v.i. Archaic.)to stop for food or refreshment during a journey.
Origin of bait:
1150–1200; ME < ON, prob. reflecting both beita to pasture, hunt, chase with dogs or hawks (ult. causative of bīta to bite ) and beita fish bait
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
food to attract an animal or fish
Put some bait on the hook.
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
Translations for bait
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
food used to attract fish, animals etc which one wishes to catch, kill etc
Before he went fishing he dug up some worms for bait.
- طُعْم لِصَيْدِ السَّمَكArabic
- iscaPortuguese (BR)
- der KöderGerman
- madding; agn; lokkemadDanish
- cebo, carnada, carnazaSpanish
- פִּתָיוֹן ,פִּיתָיוֹןHebrew
- agn, lokkematNorwegian
- شومه (چه په ښكار كې استعماليږى لكه دكپ په نيولو كى غو ښه، چينجى چه په جنګ پيول كيږى)، طعمهPashto
- наживка; приманкаRussian
- agn, beteSwedish
- yem, olta veya kapan yemiTurkish
- 誘餌Chinese (Trad.)
- наживка; принадаUkrainian
- پھانسنے کے لئے ڈالا ہوا چارہUrdu
- 饵料Chinese (Simp.)
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