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1) bait. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Something that attracts, especially with the promise of pleasure or reward: allurement, come-on, enticement, inducement, inveiglement, invitation, lure, seduction,...

2) bait, bate. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Of these homophones, the verb bait has a long string of specialized senses, most of them pejorative: to bait people or animals is to harass or torment them, to set...

3) Bait. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Food to entice or allure, as bait for fish. Bait for travellers is a "feed" by way of refreshment taken en passant. (Anglo-Saxon, baetan, to bait or feed.) 1...

4) bait 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...enticement; a temptation. 3. Archaic A stop for food or rest during a trip. Inflected forms: baitˇed, baitˇing, baits1. To place a lure in (a trap) or on (a fishing...

5) bait and switch. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A sales tactic in which a bargain-priced item is used to attract customers who are then encouraged to purchase a more expensive similar item....

6) bait 2. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Variant of bate2....

7) Fish or cut bait. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...Fish or cut bait Make a decision now; stop hesitating. To cut bait is to stop fishing. 1...

8) Sprat. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...To bait with a sprat to catch a mackerel. To give a small thing under the hope of getting something much more valuable. The French say, "A pea for a bean." (See GARVIES.)...

9) Decoy Duck. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A bait or lure; a duck taught to allure others into a net, and employed for this purpose. 1...

10) Fishing. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Fishing for compliments. Laying a bait for praise. 1...

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