bait

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bait

a preparation containing a palatable food substance such as raw meat, carrot or bran and a pharmaceutical or poisonous substance. The purpose is to introduce the medicament or poison into the unsuspecting animal.
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The rest of the blame is shared by you - for allowing their scrapping to upset you - and your husband for so predictably rising to the bait.
It worked and it was hilarious to see Savage rising to the bait, insisting that anything can happen when there's only one goal in it.
Rod Street, Northern Racing's managing director, is surely treading on dodgy ground in rising to the bait and hitting back at Peter Savill's
But at 25, the Warwickshire all-rounder is mature enough to resist rising to the bait - focusing his attention instead on improving his cricketing skills, particularly when it comes to disguising and perfecting his 'other' ball.