bait (v.) Old form(s): baite
tempt, entice, lure
CE II.i.94[Adriana to Luciana, of those enticing her husband] Do their gay vestments his affections bait?
MV III.i.48[Shylock to Salerio, of a use for Antonio's flesh] To bait fish withal
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