HyperDic: bait

English > 5 senses of the word bait:
NOUNcognitionbait, come-on, hook, lure, sweeteneranything that serves as an enticement / enticement
artifactbait, decoy, luresomething used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
VERBcommunicationbait, tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, taunt, twit, rally, rideharass with persistent criticism or carping
socialbaitlure, entice, or entrap with bait
competitionbaitattack with dogs or set dogs upon
bait > pronunciation
Soundsbey't
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English > bait: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAnything that serves as an enticement / enticement.
Synonymscome-on, hook, lure, sweetener
Broadertemptation, enticementSomething that seduces or has the quality to seduce
Spanishanzuelo, cebo, gancho, señuelo
Catalanedulcorant, esquer
Verbsbaitlure, entice, or entrap with bait
English > bait: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningSomething used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed.
Synonymsdecoy, lure
Part oftrapA device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
NarrowerchumBait consisting of chopped fish and fish oils that are dumped overboard to attract fish
fisherman's lure, fish lure(angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers
ground baitBait scattered on the water to attract fish
stool pigeonA dummy pigeon used to decoy others
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishanzuelo, carnada, cebo, cimbel, señuelo
Catalanenze, esquer, parany, reclam
Verbsbaitlure, entice, or entrap with bait
English > bait: 5 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningharass with persistent criticism or carping.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymstease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, taunt, twit, rally, ride
Narrowerjeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibelaugh at with contempt and derision
kid, chaff, jolly, josh, banterBe silly or tease one another
Broadermock, bemocktreat with contempt
Spanishbefarse, burlarse, burlar, cachondearse, chancearse, chotearse, chungearse, mofarse, molestar, pitorrearse, recochinearse, tomar el pelo
Catalanamoïnar, burlar, fastidiar, fastiguejar, molestar, tantalitzar
English > bait: 5 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningLure, entice, or entrap with bait.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderentice, lure, temptProvoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
Spanishatosigar
Nounsbaitsomething used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
baitanything that serves as an enticement / enticement
English > bait: 5 senses > verb 3, competition
Meaningattack with dogs or set dogs upon.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderassail, assault, set on, attackattack someone physically or emotionally
Spanishatosigar

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