Definition of 'bait'
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It would be reckless to take the bait. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You used them as bait for your dogs. Times, Sunday Times (2017)If you don't bite then somebody comes and takes the bait. The Sun (2016)I guess that if you got bored with the play, you could always amuse yourself by baiting the nearby bears. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sit tight, or take the bait and try to push the field back, so opening up the gaps. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now attach any old meat you have left over to the stone to use as bait. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It ended up as fish bait and cat food. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The best bait is a fish a couple of days old and beginning to smell. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And a little bit of bear baiting and badger tickling. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The charm bait clearly hooked a sucker. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Should she bait the audience or curry favour? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Not to eat but to drop into a nearby lake as bait for fish. The Sun (2016)American pit bulls were originally bred for bear baiting and are commonly used for illegal dog fighting. The Sun (2015)American pit bulls descended from dogs which were used to bait fighting bulls and bears. The Sun (2015)What did she use as bait? Times, Sunday Times (2008)If they are, put out bait and traps. The Sun (2011)So far, none of them has taken the bait. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This scoop is the publisher's hook and bait. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But you still need social skills once they've taken the bait. The Sun (2011)Instead, you put a hook in the bait. Christianity Today (2000)But he won't take the bait. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Fiery'He had the bait on his hook and dived straight on it. The Sun (2008)They put people together who are extreme opposites - it's like bear baiting. The Sun (2008)
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Translations for 'bait'
British English: bait NOUN
Bait is food that you put on a hook or in a trap to catch fish or animals.
This shop sells fishing bait.
British English: bait VERB
If you bait a hook or trap, you put bait on it or in it.
He baited his hook with pie.
Definition of bait from the Collins English Dictionary
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