Bait means to upset through saying and/or doing something that will annoy or hurt another.(verb)
Bait is defined as to tempt someone or something.(verb)
An example of bait is setting out delicious smelling cinnamon rolls for sampling in an attempt to get people to buy more cinnamon rolls.
The definition of bait is a person, place, or thing used to attract.(noun)
See bait in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME baiten < ON beita < Gmc *baitian, caus. of *bitan: for base see bite
Origin: ON beita, lure, fish bait
See bait in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old Norse beita, food, fodder, fish bait
Origin: . V., from Old Norse beita, to put animals to pasture, hunt with dogs; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.
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