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Bait meaning

bait - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. Any substance, esp. food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, inclosure, or net.
  2. 2. Anything which allures; a lure; enticement; temptation.
  3. 3. A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment.
  4. 4. A light or hasty luncheon.
  5. 5. To provoke and harass; esp., to harass or torment for sport; as, to bait a bear with dogs; to bait a bull.
  6. 6. To give a portion of food and drink to, upon the road; as, to bait horses.
  7. 7. To furnish or cover with bait, as a trap or hook.
  8. 8. To stop to take a portion of food and drink for refreshment of one's self or one's beasts, on a journey.
  9. 9. To flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey.
  10. 10. Food put on a hook to entice fish; allurement; slight repast.
  11. 11. To fix a bait; allure by a bait; give food to.

bait - examples of usage

  1. They had been lucky with their lines and bait. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. He earned a sort of living that way; and seldom went near the shore during the day except to beg for a herring or two for bait, when the boats came in. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. There are some payments for bait which are deducted too. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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