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English definition of “bait”

bait

noun [U] (FISH/ANIMAL)    /beɪt/
a small amount of food on a hook (= curved piece of wire ) or in a special device used to attract and catch a fish or animal : They were digging up worms to use for bait. We put down some poisoned bait to kill the rats .Hunting
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