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bait

(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, distract, distress, disturb, dragoon, embitter, enflame, enrage, envenom, exasperate, excite, excite innignation, exhort, give offense to, give umbrage to, goad, grate, harry, haze, heckle, hector, hound, impel, importune, incense, incite, incommode, inconvenience, inflame, inflict, infuriate, instigate, insult, intimidate, irk, irritate, macerate, make wrathful, malign, maltreat, menace, offend, oppress, outrage, peeve, perplex, persecute, perturb, pique, plague, prey upon, provoke, pursue, put out of countenance, put pressure on, raid, rankle, rile, rouse, solicit insistently, spur, taunt, tease, terrorize, threaten, torment, trouble, try one's patience, tyrannize, urge, vex, victimize, worry

bait

(Lure), verb actuate, allure, appeal to, attract, befool, beguile, bias, chouse, compel, cozen, decoy, delude, dispose, draw, dupe, enlist, enmesh, ensnare, entangle, entice, entrap, entreat, entreaty, evoke, excite, exert pressure, exhort, forelay, gammon, goad, hold out allurement, impel, importune, incite, induce, influence, inveigle, lead astray, lead into temptation, lobby, persuade, predispose, press, prevail upon, provoke, seduce, snare, stimulate, suborn, swindle, take advantage of, tantalize, tease, tempt, titillate, trap, trepan, trick, urge
Associated concepts: bait advertising, entrapment
See also: badger, bilk, cajole, coax, decoy, ensnare, entice, entrap, harass, harry, hector, incentive, inveigle, lure, mislead, pique, plague, provoke, ruse, seduction, trap
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Rosher is also adamant about using de-hookers when you bring the bait up.
Thirty two bait points were established in various areas of the park where wild boar activity was evident.
We can use less of the flavorless fiber, more of the sticky ingredient, and end up with a bait that stays on the hook with more flavor to release.
cucurbitae, and (2) compared the attractiveness of selected baits either having or lacking ammonium acetate versus that of the standard bait GF-120[R] NF Naturalyte[R] Fruit Fly Bait to males and females of B.
The means percentage consumption by the oriental wasp from chicken and liver baits was not significantly different, although they did differ significantly to the sardine bait which was the least.
Only one year after its opening, Bait Al Zubair won His Majesty's award for architectural excellence.
The first day in camp, I headed out with Steve to check baits and some of the Spypoint cameras Steve had running on the bait sites.
Bait: Power Bait Mice Tails (all varieties), Purple Nymph Power Bait.
The researchers treated 15 grass seed production fields and greenhouses with different types of slug bait and then spent 4 hours every night observing the foraging behavior of the worms.
But you can't put bait down where the rodents are if you haven't surveyed the farm to see where all the activity is taking place.