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  1. bait

    • IPA[beɪt]

    英式

    • n.
      food placed on a hook or in a net, trap, or fishing area to entice fish or other animals as prey;something intended to entice someone to do something
    • v.
      deliberately annoy or taunt (someone);cause dogs to attack (a trapped or restrained animal)
    • 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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    • 1. deliberately annoy or taunt (someone) the other boys revelled in baiting him about his love of literature
    • cause dogs to attack (a trapped or restrained animal) people who bait badgers
    • 2. put bait on (a hook) or in (a trap, net, or fishing area) to entice fish or animals I used a hook baited with fat
    • n.
      food suspended in the sea to attract sharks for hunting or photography: the boatman cut the engine and started throwing bloody entrails into the sea as shark bait

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    • v.
      harass or persecute (someone) on account of known or suspected communist sympathies: hospital management has tried to discredit the union by red-baiting them for many years I was the target of red-baiting
    • n.
      a large sea squirt which is a popular bait with sea anglers.

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    • n.
      a cook, typically one catering for shearers or other agricultural workers: the bait layer's eyes were like onions in a field of grey stubble

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    • n.
      a film, or films collectively, regarded as being produced with the specific aim of earning an ... it's the time of year when you will be bombarded by Oscar bait at the theaters the Stephen Hawking biopic is pure Oscar bait

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    • n.
      small living fish or worms used to entice prey.

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    • v.
      harass or persecute (someone) on account of known or suspected communist sympathies: hospital management has tried to discredit the union by red-baiting them for many years I was the target of red-baiting

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    • n.
      a film, or films collectively, regarded as being produced with the specific aim of earning an ... it's the time of year when you will be bombarded by Oscar bait at the theaters the Stephen Hawking biopic is pure Oscar bait

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      the action (generally illegal) of advertising goods which are an apparent bargain, with the ... a bait-and-switch scheme

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    美式

    • n.
      food used to entice fish or other animals as prey: herrings make excellent bait for pike fishing with live baits
    • v.
      deliberately annoy or taunt (someone): the other boys reveled in baiting him about his love of literature

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