1) v. i.) Any substance, esp. food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, inclosure, or net.
2) v. i.) Anything which allures; a lure; enticement; temptation.
3) v. i.) A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment.
4) v. i.) A light or hasty luncheon.
He avoided the bait.
I put a bait on a hook.
He put live bait on a hook.
Live worms are used as bait.
I felt a nibble at the bait.
He used maggots as live bait.
He uses them for coyote bait.
The fish wouldn’t take the bait .
A trap was laid, with fresh bait.
He wanted a big fish to take her bait.
They were digging up worms to use for bait.
He uses crabs for bait, the caption informs.
The hungry rat ravened down the poison bait.
They are too knowing to bite at such a bait.
Before he went fishing, he dug up some worms for bait.
The boss told him ” Quit wasting time! Fish or cut bait.
As the fish snaps at the bait, it gets caught on the hook.
The bait, in the form of the unlocked freight car, had been taken.
Apart from bait caught on the water, mostly frozen squid and sardines are used.
Satan took the bait and fastened his teeth reflexively on the blocking forearm.
He kept complaining so much, without doing anything to help, that I finally had to tell him to fish or cut bait.