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Sense: 1
Date: 1200-1300
Origin: BAIT1
Sense: 2-3
Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old Norse
Origin: beita 'to cause to bite'

bait

2 verb
     
Related topics: Other Sports
bait2 [transitive]
1DSO to put bait on a hook to catch fish or in a trap to catch animals
2 to deliberately try to make someone angry by criticizing them, using rude names etc
3

bear-baiting/badger-baiting etc

DLODSO the activity of attacking a wild animal with dogs

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