Definition Of bait


deliberately annoy or taunt (someone).

the other boys reveled in baiting him about his love of literature

food used to entice fish or other animals as prey.

herrings make excellent bait for pike

prepare (a hook, trap, net, or fishing area) with bait to entice fish or animals as prey.

she baited a trap with carrots and corn

Example Of bait

  • And after a few days of dangling it in front of you like bait , which you were all smart enough not to jump at, he never did call her.

  • Asked how good a player Carter might become, he refuses to take the bait , and issues a warning instead.

  • Fishing is allowed; however, your child should not bait the hook, take the fish off the hook, or clean the fish.

  • He was smart enough by now not to take the bait and sighed as he pulled into a parking spot.

  • herrings make excellent bait for pike

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