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English definition of “bait”

bait

verb [T] (MAKE ANGRY)    /beɪt/
to intentionally make a person angry by saying or doing things to annoy them: Ignore him - he's just baiting you. I suspect he was just baiting me.Causing feelings of anger and displeasure
(Definition of bait verb (MAKE ANGRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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