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baited

verb
past tense of bait

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1 to attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults
  • I wished the candidates would stop baiting each other and instead address the real issues

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2 to lead away from a usual or proper course by offering some pleasure or advantage
  • the investment scheme cunningly baits the greedy and the unscrupulous

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“Baited.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/baited. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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