bait

All Noun Verb
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  • He baited her line and threw it out into deep water for her. Cited from A Little Florida Lady, by Dorothy C. Paine
  • They know this game full well, and they do not care for baits themselves. Cited from Tales of the Road, by Charles N. Crewdson
  • Bait fish can be used either whole or cut up into pieces.
  • First they baited their lines and then threw them into the water. Cited from Five Little Friends, by Sherred Willcox Adams
  • They can also be used for bait if caught small enough.
  • He came down to the river to get me a few baits. Cited from First in the Field, by George Manville Fenn
  • Because of its use as bait, it has also been introduced in many places outside this native range.
  • Only took out his line, and this time he baited it and threw in again. Cited from Quicksilver, by George Manville Fenn
  • It is a quite common fish and is often used as a bait fish.
  • However, as there was no help for it, we baited up and started. Cited from The Cruise of the Cachalot, by Frank T. Bullen
  • The baits you sent are very good, but I lost two of them and half my line. Cited from The Aran Islands, by John M. Synge
  • He baited up and sat down on a bank of snow he had swept together. Cited from Guns And Snowshoes, by Captain Ralph Bonehill
  • Also moving or still water plays a part in the size, colour or style of bait being used.
  • If they take the bait, they may be called yet again with the same sales pitch.
  • He has since become manager of a bait shop in Florida, according to one report.
  • They are caught and used as bait or may be ground down for fish meal.
  • A bait animal's teeth may also be broken to prevent them from fighting back.
  • Bear-baiting also took place in the latter half of the 16th century.
  • The monster took the bait and put one of its heads through each gate.
  • Using a bait, he claimed he had lost his black dog and asked the children to help search for it.
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Meaning of bait

  • noun Anything that serves as an enticement
  • noun Something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
  • verb Lure, entice, or entrap with bait
  • verb Attack with dogs or set dogs upon