Noun bait has 2 senses
  1. bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetener - anything that serves as an enticement
    --1 is a kind of temptation, enticement
    Derived form: verb bait2
  2. bait, decoy, lure - something used to lure victims into danger
    --2 is a kind of device
    --2 is a part of trap
    --2 has particulars: fisherman's lure, fish lure; ground bait; stool pigeon
    Derived form: verb bait2
,Verb bait has 3 senses
  1. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride - harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
    --1 is one way to mock, bemock
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. bait - lure, entice, or entrap with bait
    --2 is one way to
    entice, lure, tempt
    Derived forms: noun bait1, noun bait2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. bait - attack with dogs or set dogs upon
    --3 is one way to
    assail, assault, set on, attack
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody