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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bait /ˈbet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bait n.
 1. Any substance, esp. food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, inclosure, or net.
 2. Anything which allures; a lure; enticement; temptation.
 3. A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment.
 4. A light or hasty luncheon.
 Bait bug Zool., a crustacean of the genus Hippa found burrowing in sandy beaches. See Anomura.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bait v. t. [imp. & p. p. Baited; p. pr. & vb. n. Baiting.]
 1. To provoke and harass; esp., to harass or torment for sport; as, to bait a bear with dogs; to bait a bull.
 2. To give a portion of food and drink to, upon the road; as, to bait horses.
 3. To furnish or cover with bait, as a trap or hook.
    A crooked pin . . . baited with a vile earthworm.   --W. Irving.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bait v. i. To stop to take a portion of food and drink for refreshment of one's self or one's beasts, on a journey.
    Evil news rides post, while good news baits.   --Milton.
    My lord's coach conveyed me to Bury, and thence baiting at Newmarket.   --Evelyn.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bait v. i.  To flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey. “Kites that bait and beat.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: anything that serves as an enticement [syn: come-on, hook,
            lure, sweetener]
      2: something used to lure victims into danger [syn: decoy, lure]
      v 1: 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" [syn: tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize,
            tantalise, taunt, twit, rally, ride]
      2: lure, entice, or entrap with bait
      3: attack with dogs or set dogs upon