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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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To answer that question, he and his fellow luremeisters develop prototype baits in a variety of sizes, shapes, materials, and color schemes ...
Environmental variables scored at each point permitted analyses of associations with the frequency of ants at baits. Microhabitat variables were selected to reflect biotic and abiotic factors that impact ant behavior.
Department of Agricultures Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced it will continue field evaluation of an oral rabies vaccine (ORV) bait called ONRAB in five states.
However, any time you can get bait in the water you have a chance to catch catfish.
Most of us nose- or head-hook softbaits, and by doing so you can quickly burn through packages of baits during a good bite.
Small live baits such as Spanish sardines, pilchards and threadfin herring can be simply hooked sideways through the hard part of the nose near the nostrils.
Trapping of Scyphophorus acupunctatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) with two natural baits in a field of Polianthes tuberosa (Liliales: Agavaceae) in the State of Morelos, Mexico.
Also, the baits commonly used in such cases are highly favoured by livestock and non-target wildlife species.
Aaron had cameras on 12 baits along three rivers, and in the four days prior to my arrival, he had pictures of more than 20 different brown bears.
After seven days of this and with him still recovering from recent neck surgery, Ray eventually decided to retire to the lodge while we checked the baits daily.
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.