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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bait  \Bait\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Baited};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Baiting}.]  [OE.  baiten,  beit?n,  to  feed,  harass,  fr  Icel. 
  beita,  orig.  to  cause  to  bite,  fr  b[=i]ta.  [root]87.  See 
  {Bite}.] 
  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.  --Holland. 
 
  3.  To  furnish  or  cover  with  bait,  as  a  trap  or  hook. 
 
  A  crooked  pin  .  .  .  bailed  with  a  vile  earthworm. 
  --W.  Irving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  baiting 
  n  :  harassment  especially  of  a  tethered  animal 




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