rebait

verb
re·​bait | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈbāt How to pronounce rebait (audio) \
rebaited; rebaiting; rebaits

Definition of rebait

transitive + intransitive

: to furnish (something such as a hook or trap) with fresh bait I rebaited the trap, this time shoving the fish all the way to the rear so the raccoon would have to step past the trigger plate to reach it.— Patrick Durkin The crew rebaited and continued to fish.— Dan Simmons

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1686, in the meaning defined above

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“Rebait.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rebait. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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