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  Definition of bait
  1. something used to lure victims into danger
  2. anything that serves as an enticement
  3. harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don''t ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
  4. attack with dogs or set dogs upon
  5. lure, entice, or entrap with bait
Similar Words: decoy, lure, come-on, hook, sweetener, tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, taunt, twit, rally, ride

 

Hyponyms: fisherman's lure, fish lure, ground bait, stool pigeon, jeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibe, kid, chaff, jolly, josh, banter

 

Part Meronyms: trap

 

Derivational Morphology: entice, lure, tempt, decoy, sweeten, hook, snare, addict, twit, taunt, taunting, tantalizer, tantaliser, Tantalus, boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, snort, bird, tease, teasing, ribbing, teaser, annoyer, vexer, come-on, sweetener

 

Anagrams: tabi

 

 
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