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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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Phil McGraw, author of the book "Life Code," says that the world is full of toxic people he calls BAITERs (Backstabbers, Abusers, Imposters, Takers, Exploiters and Reckless) and that evil people are all around us.
RSPCA officers have hailed ground-breaking DNA evidence which helped trap a cruel badger baiter.
Puglisi, Westchester County housing developer Wilder Baiter Partners and not-for-profit housing organization, Housing Action Council, for the groundbreaking of the county's newest affordable senior housing community at Jacob's Hill in Cortlandt Manor.
Aida Turturro of The Sopranos, on the second segment of HBO's If These Walls Could Talk 2, in which Chino Sevigny seduces Michelle Williams, at the film's New York City premiere February 28, as reported by Casey Baiter of the New York Daily News's Rush & Malloy column
Pelle's got a Bony to pick by Steve Bates MANUEL PELLEGRINI hit back at baiter Jose Mourinho last night, claiming that Manchester City's squad is better than Chelsea's.
VHP international working president Togadia, a known baiter of Narendra Modi, said the Gujarat CM was not even mentioned during the meeting.
Thommo, a known baiter of Ponting's style of captaincy, said: "He's clutching at straws if he believes Australia are at their best in adversity.
Kluman & Baiter has launched a major rebranding of its Kaybee range of specialist bakery ingredients.
Wilder Baiter Partners has sold the townhouse condominium component of its Hollow Brook Golf Club development in the Cortlandt Manor section of the Town of Cortlandt, to Toll Brothers, the nation's leading builder of luxury homes.
Earlier on Sunday morning in what was Joshi's first visit to Ahmedabad since May when he had to resign from the BJP national executive following Modi's pressure on the party leadership, he paid a visit to the residence of former BJP MLA and one- time Modi- baiter, Bhavin Sheth, whom Modi denied ticket in the 2007 polls.
But let me just re-run a few words from regular Scouse baiter Fred Done, the Betfred boss, who said before a ball had been kicked this season: "I'm so confident United will be champions again that I'm challenging Liverpool fans out there to a shoot-out bet.