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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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Many baiters are hardened city criminals, usually involved in drugs and firearm offences, who travel to the countryside to target the badgers.
The residences will overlook the 18-hole Hollow Brook Golf Club that the partnership of Empire Golf and Wilder Baiter Partners is currently completing.
Danny Kluman, managing director of Kluman & Baiter, said: "Adding extras to the standard bake-off product won't only make it more appealing to the customer, it also adds value which means you can charge a premium price."
I have just read a letter by Judi Hewitt about her concerns with baiters and diggers.
The entire $45 million project is 100% privately funded, according to William Baiter, a principal of the Elmsford-based development company.
When it comes to ingredients Kluman and Baiter are experts and believe its bumper breakfast muffin is going to be a sure-fire winner.
Wilder Baiter Partners, a Westchester-based residential builder, joined Ossining Mayor John Perillo and members of the local community recently for a groundbreaking ceremony on Macy Manor, a new single family home development.
Trouble is expected over four seats in the Gurgaon- Faridabad region, where another Hooda baiter, Indrajit Gupta, is the sitting MP.
Kluman and Baiter has added a new multi-seed bread mix, imported from Germany, to its huge range of bread mixes.
He is very talented player but just like Michael Owen, he goes to ground more often than a badger baiter's dog.
Developed by Wilder Baiter Partners, LLC and Island Estates Multifamily Development, LLC, Brookview Gardens is a 208-unit senior community of one and two-bedroom apartments, with monthly rents starting at $812.
They are to be hunted down and prosecuted after the RSPCA launched a "Shop A Badger Baiter" hotline to help police catch the cruel scum.