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bait

noun [U]  /beɪt/ us  

bait noun [U] (FOOD)

a small amount of food used to attract and catch a fish or animal: The fishermen bought some worms to use as bait. fig. Bait is also anything used to persuade someone to do something: Lawyers making the investment offering will find out today whether someone is ready to take the bait.

bait

verb [T]  /beɪt/ us  

bait verb [T] (PUT BAIT ON)

put bait on a hook or in a trap: You can bait the mousetrap with a piece of cheese.

bait verb [T] (MAKE ANGRY)

to intentionally make someone angry by saying or doing annoying things: She enjoys baiting her brother by teasing him about his girlfriend.
Translations of “bait”
in Korean 미끼…
in Arabic طُعْم…
in French appât…
in Turkish yem, olta veya kapan yemi, birini ikna etmek için kullanılan şey…
in Italian esca…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魚/動物, 餌…
in Russian наживка, приманка, соблазн…
in Polish przynęta, pokusa…
in Spanish cebo, carnada, carnaza…
in Portuguese isca…
in German der Köder…
in Catalan esquer…
in Japanese (釣りやわなの)えさ, おとり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鱼/动物, 饵…
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