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bait

bait

 
 
pronunciation:
beIt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: food used to attract and catch fish or animals.
We used worms as bait on our fishing trip.
similar words:
decoy, lure, snare
definition 2: something that attracts; attraction; lure.
The shop used free coffee as bait to attract customers.
synonyms:
attraction, lure
similar words:
appetizer, bribe, decoy, draw, incentive, trap
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: baited, baiting, baits
definition 1: to put bait on or in for the purposes of trapping or catching.
My father baited my hook for me.
similar words:
decoy, set
definition 2: to try to anger by teasing or nagging.
My brother baited me into an argument.
synonyms:
needle, provoke
similar words:
anger, annoy, badger, beset, harass, pester, plague, taunt, tease, torment
derivation: baiter (n.)
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