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  1. bait

    • IPA[bāt]

    美式

    • n.
      food used to entice fish or other animals as prey;an allurement; a thing intended to tempt or entice
    • v.
      deliberately annoy or taunt (someone);torment (a trapped or restrained animal), especially by allowing dogs to attack it
    • verb: bait, 3rd person present: baits, gerund or present participle: baiting, past tense: baited, past participle: baited

    • noun: bait, plural noun: baits

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    動詞

    • 1. deliberately annoy or taunt (someone) the other boys reveled in baiting him about his love of literature
    • torment (a trapped or restrained animal), especially by allowing dogs to attack it people who bait badgers
    • 2. prepare (a hook, trap, net, or fishing area) with bait to entice fish or animals as prey she baited a trap with carrots and corn