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bait

1. noun for fishing, trapping2. noun inducement 3. verb put food on hook/in trap4. verb tempt5. verb tease and provoke6. verb set dogs on (animal)
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1 noun for fishing, trappingbaoite masc4the fish swallowed the bait shlog an t-iasc an baoite 2 noun inducement mealladh masc  c m udreasacht fem3
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3 verb put food on hook/in trap TRANSITIVEbaoiteáil verbhe baited the hooks bhaoiteáil sé na duáin, chuir sé baoite ar na duáinI baited the trap with a bit of cheese chuir mé píosa beag cáise ar an ngaiste 4 verb tempt TRANSITIVEmeall verb  c m uhe baited them with a stack of money mheall sé iad le carn airgid 5 verb tease and provoke TRANSITIVEsaighid faoi PhrVgriog verb  c m uséid faoi PhrV  c m uto bait sb about sth bheith ag magadh faoi dhuine mar gheall ar rud, bheith ag spochadh as duine faoi rud, bheith ag saighdeadh faoi dhuine faoi rud 6 verb set dogs on (animal) TRANSITIVEthey baited the badgers dhreasaigh siad na madraí sna broic, scaoil siad na madraí faoi na broic
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bait and switch

COMM they're doing bait and switch tá siad ag mealladh custaiméirí le táirge amháin d'fhonn tabhairt orthu ceann eile a cheannach

to rise to the bait

géilleadh don saighdeadh