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baits

noun
plural of bait

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 something used to attract animals to a hook or into a trap
  • cheese is the traditional bait for trapping mice

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2 something that persuades one to perform an action for pleasure or gain
  • the promise of free vacation is surefire bait to get people to agree to be chaperones for school trips

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baits

verb
present tense third-person singular of bait

Synonyms & Antonyms of baits (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Baits.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/baits. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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