"baits" in the noun sense
1. bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetener
anything that serves as an enticement
2. bait, decoy, lure
something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
"baits" in the verb sense
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"
lure, entice, or entrap with bait
attack with dogs or set dogs upon
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