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Main Entry: 1bait
Pronunciation: primarystressbamacrt
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English baiten "to tease, torment," from an early Norse word originally meaning "to cause to bite"
1 : to torment by repeated attacks
2 : to torment (an animal) with dogs
3 : to put bait on or in <bait a hook>
- bait·er noun


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