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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Anything used to tempt or attract a person or animal.

Usage examples (36)
  • The fish were very interested in the bait on the hook.
  • We'll show you what the cops are doing in what they call bait cars.
  • That's absurd, and frankly calling Sidarth "bait" is disgusting on its own.
  • This bait is about two inches long, has wiggly legs, and also has two wiggly curled tails. for more
Tutoring comment
  • "Bait" is a lure or enticement, "bate" is an alkaline solution used to remove lime in tanning leathers, while "bet" is the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
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