bait a trap

bait a trap
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  • trap — [n] snare, trick allurement, ambuscade, ambush, artifice, bait, booby trap*, come on*, conspiracy, deception, decoy, device, dragnet, enticement, feint, gambit, hook*, intrigue, inveiglement, lasso*, lure, machination, maneuver, net, noose,… …   New thesaurus

  • bait — [bāt] vt. [ME baiten < ON beita < Gmc * baitian, caus. of * bitan: for base see BITE] 1. a) to set attacking dogs against [people formerly baited chained bears for sport] b) to attack as such dogs do 2. to torment or harass with unprovoked …   English World dictionary

  • bait — I (harass) verb afflict, affront, aggravate, aggrieve, agitate, agonize, anger, annoy, arouse, attack, badger, be malevolent, be offensive, beset, besiege, bother, browbeat, cause resentment, chafe, compel, deride, detract, discommode, displease …   Law dictionary

  • Bait (luring substance) — Bait is any substance used to attract prey, e.g. in a mousetrap.FishingThe term is especially used with regard to catching fish. Traditionally, nightcrawlers, insects, and smaller fish have been used for this purpose. Fishermen have also begun… …   Wikipedia

  • trap — I noun ambush, artifice, bait, catch, catch all, lure, maneuver, net, pitfall, snare, stratagem II verb bait, catch, ensnare, entangle, entrap, hook, inveigle, snare, snatch III index ambush, artifice, bait ( …   Law dictionary

  • Bait — (b[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Baited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Baiting}.] [OE. baiten, beit[=e]n, to feed, harass, fr. Icel. beita, orig., to cause to bite, fr. b[=i]ta. [root]87. See {Bite}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To provoke and harass; esp., to harass or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bait — vb Bait, badger, heckle, hector, chivy, hound, ride mean to persist in tormenting or harassing another. Bait derives its implications from its basic reference to the action of dogs set on to bite and worry an animal (as a chained bear, boar, or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bait — ► NOUN ▪ food put on a hook or in a trap to entice fish or other animals. ► VERB 1) taunt or tease. 2) set dogs on (a trapped or restrained animal). 3) put bait on or in. ● rise to the bait Cf. ↑rise to the bait …   English terms dictionary

  • bait — [n] something for luring allurement, attraction, bribe, come on*, drag, enticement, inducement, lure, seducement, shill, snare, temptation, trap; concept 709 bait [v1] lure allure, attract, bedevil, beguile, draw, entice, fascinate, lead on,… …   New thesaurus

  • trap — n *lure, bait, decoy, snare Analogous words: stratagem, ruse, *trick, maneuver, gambit, ploy, artifice, wile, feint: *ambush, ambuscade: intrigue, machination, *plot, conspiracy trap vb entrap, snare, ensnare, bag, *catch, capture Analogous words …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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