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Definition of Bait


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

bait in Dutch is aas, lokaas
bait in Italian is adescamento, esca
bait in Spanish is aliciente, cebo
bait in Swedish is agn (om fisk), bete, hetsa