rebait

verb re·bait \ (ˌ)rē-ˈbāt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of rebait

rebaited; rebaiting; rebaits
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

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