Definition of bait:
- A light or hasty luncheon.
- A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment.
- Any substance, esp. food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, inclosure, or net.
- Anything which allures; a lure; enticement; temptation.
- To flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey.
- To furnish or cover with bait, as a trap or hook.
- To give a portion of food and drink to, upon the road; as, to bait horses.
- To provoke and harass; esp., to harass or torment for sport; as, to bait a bear with dogs; to bait a bull.
- To stop to take a portion of food and drink for refreshment of one's self or one's beasts, on a journey.
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- aggravate (part of speech: verb)
- decoy (part of speech: verb)
- "Menhardoc", George Manville Fenn.
- "Popular Adventure Tales", Mayne Reid.
- "The New Magdalen", Wilkie Collins.