bait bait  /ˈbeɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) anything that serves as an enticement
  2. (v) lure, entice, or entrap with bait
  3. (n) something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
  4. (v) harass with persistent criticism or carping
  5. (v) attack with dogs or set dogs upon

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. As bait for flounders, weakfish and porgies they have no peers, the sandworm being especially alluring in spring and autumn, the blood worm in deep summer.
  2. When the Indians murdered a white man, his brother set out some tins of poisoned alcohol in a jungle clearing for bait, and the next day surveyed his catch: 80 dead Indians.

News

  1. Owning fishing shop was irresistible lure for local family

    It's three generations of fishing experience at Hogan's Bait & Tackle in Dana Point. Bill Hogan Jr. and his wife, Barbara, co-own the shop with their daughter, Stephanie. Her grandfather Bill Hogan Sr. looks out over the shop from where he sits in a...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Dana Point News

  2. Bait shops still feeling effects from winter

    Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Turns out the harsh winter and late spring is taking its toll on some area bait and tackle shops.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WDAY 6 Fargo

  3. Bait and snatch: Brookline Police using GPS-equipped bike to catch would-be thieves

    It was a year in the making, but someone finally took the bait. Or at least that’s what the Brookline Police Department reported last week, when a Boston man allegedly cut the lock around a bicycle on a rack on Harvard Street and wheeled it a few feet down the sidewalk on Thursday, June 6.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Brookline Tab

Quotes

  1. Scalia wrote "the game of bait-and-switch that today's opinion plays upon the nation's commander in chief will make the war harder on us. It will almost certainly cause more Americans to be killed."
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: ABC News

  2. "You seem to be flying a $700 billion plane by the seat of your pants," Rep. Gary Ackerman, DN.Y., told him. "It seems to be the second-largest bait-and-switch scheme that history has ever seen, second only to the reasons given to us to vote...
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Gary Ackerman Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. In a statement yesterday Richards said: "Never have I risen to the bait of a bad review. But this time ...... I have to stand up for our incredible Gothenburg audience and for our fans all over Sweden ...... to say that you owe them, and us, an...
    on Aug 29, 2007 By: Keith Richards Source: guardian.co.uk

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