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 Liverpool and Districts Branch of the Campaign For Real Ale duly rose to the bait.
PUPILS from Birmingham's special educational needs and mainstream schools rose to the bait at a fishing competition.
The Japanese Prime Minister also rose to the bait to defend Japan's whaling activities, insisting research is being conducted in accordance with the national framework.