Bait in a sentence

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Definition of Bait

  • Any substance, esp. food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, inclosure, or net.
  • Anything which allures; a lure; enticement; temptation.
  • A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment.
  • A light or hasty luncheon.
  • To provoke and harass; esp., to harass or torment for sport; as, to bait a bear with dogs; to bait a bull.
  • To give a portion of food and drink to, upon the road; as, to bait horses.
  • To furnish or cover with bait, as a trap or hook.
  • To stop to take a portion of food and drink for refreshment of one's self or one's beasts, on a journey.
  • To flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey.
  • something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
  • anything that serves as an enticement
  • harass with persistent criticism or carping
  • attack with dogs or set dogs upon
  • lure, entice, or entrap with bait

How to use bait in a sentence. Bait pronunciation.

We frequently selected the trout we wanted, and rested the bait patiently and persistently on the end of his nose at a depth of eighty feet, but he would only shake it off with an annoyed manner, and shift his position.
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Beatrice knew the public to which her advertisements appealed; she understood exactly the baits that would prove irresistible to its folly and greed.
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We can pretend that we had to go on an errand, or for some fishing bait or something of the sort.
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Grandpa Martin was very fond of fishing, but he did not like to dig the bait.
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You see you put some bait under the box-some crumbs for birds or pieces of meat for a fox or a muskrat.
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Provided with this frozen bait, the natives search for Ninoo.
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A tempting morsel of meat is tied to the end of a long stout cord, which the skillful hunter flings to a great distance, as he would a lasso, the bait falling as near the fleeing bird as he can aim it.
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The marabou, which always keeps its eye on the hunter, seeing him vanish, quietly stops and devours the bait, when it is easily secured by the hunter, who runs toward it, coiling the rope as he goes.
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I wonder if Euphrosyne really swallowed the bait!
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A few rupees-will serve as his bait.
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Now the word Oerph signifies in Hebrew the brain and its seat (cervix): Orpheus, then, is the same as Bedou or Baits; and the Bonzes are those very Orphics which Plutarch represents as quacks, who ate no meat, vended talismans and little stones, and deceived individuals, and even governments themselves.
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Flatter the pride of these insolent friars; paint for them upon the blank leaf of futurity bishops' mitres, patriarchal missions, the hats of cardinals, and the keys of St. Peter; my life upon it, they will spring at the bait, and you will have them completely at your disposal.
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Bob showed her how to cast the bait by whirling it round and round and then let it fly out into the water.
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I conclude it is a bait used by All-wise Providence to attract your people out thither, there to build towns, make roads, fell forests (or plant forests), and make ready a Dwelling-place for new Nations, who will find themselves called to quite other than nugget-hunting.
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He ceased to bait his wife, became polite, even affable.
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No sign that he was even tempted to rise to this bait and protest.
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The sinner swallows Satan's bait, Nor pits conceal'd nor hidden snares Seeks blindly; wherefore dost thou prate Of destiny and fate?
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She rigged up a line, but had no bait.
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No bait, but she had a knife; a strip of flesh was quickly cut from her own leg, a hole made through the ice, and a fine jack-fish was the food that was sent to this devoted mother.
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She divided it with the child, saving only enough for bait.
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Examples of Bait

Example #1
We bathed occasionally, but the water was rather chilly, for all it looked so sunny.
Example #2
We could see trout by the thousand winging about in the emptiness under us, or sleeping in shoals on the bottom, but they would not bite-they could see the line too plainly, perhaps.
Example #3
In respect that it was a public of average mortals, it would believe that business might be conducted to the sole advantage of the customer.
Example #4
It was an undertaking shrewdly conceived, skilfully planned, and energetically set going.
Example #5
I, for one, shall be in favor of making a trip around the lake in the launch.
Example #6
It was after midnight when the boys turned in.