bait(
beyt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lure)
a. el cebo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you were using the right bait, you'd catch more fish.Si usaras el cebo correcto, pescarías más.
b. el anzuelo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I thought the fish bit the bait, but it was just that the line had gotten stuck in the weeds.Pensé que un pez había picado el anzuelo, pero solo era que el sedal se había enganchado en unas algas.
c. la carnada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They used offal as bait to catch sharks in the ocean.Usaron vísceras como carnada para pescar tiburones en el océano.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to attach bait to)
a. cebar
The fisherman baited the hook with a worm.El pescador cebó el anzuelo con un gusano.
3. (to torment)
a. atormentar
The bully baited the nerd all day long.El matón atormentó al empollón todo el día.
b. acosar
Juan baited his ex-wife during the divorce proceedings.Juan acosó a su exmujer durante el procedimiento del divorcio.
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bait
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for fish)
a. el cebo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a. el cebo m, anzuelo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to rise to the baitmorder el anzuelo
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to swallow or take the baitmorder el anzuelo, picar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (torment)
a. hostigar, atormentar
6. (attach bait to)
a. cebar
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bait [beɪt]
noun
(Fishing) (Hunting) cebo (m); anzuelo (m); cebo (m)
to rise to the bait
he didn't rise to the bait no picó
to swallow the bait picar; morder el anzuelo; caer en la trampa
transitive verb
1 [+hook, trap] cebar
2 (torment) [+person, animal] atormentar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Phrases with "bait"
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fish bait
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