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bait
Part of Speech: verb
Results: 9
1. Any substance, esp. food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, inclosure, or net.
5. To stop to take a portion of food and drink for refreshment of one's self or one's beasts, on a journey.
6. To flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To provoke and harass; esp., to harass or torment for sport; as, to bait a bear with dogs; to bait a bull.
2. To give a portion of food and drink to, upon the road; as, to bait horses.
3. To furnish or cover with bait, as a trap or hook.
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