baited vs bated

baited bated


  • 1) Simple past tense and past participle of bait.


  • 1) Reduced; lowered; restrained; as, to speak with bated breath.
  • 2) Reduced; lowered; restrained.
  • 3) diminished or moderated
  • 4) Simple past tense and past participle of bate.


  • 1) It would be reckless to take the bait.
  • 2) You used them as bait for your dogs.
  • 3) If you don't bite then somebody comes and takes the bait.
  • 4) I guess that if you got bored with the play, you could always amuse yourself by baiting the nearby bears.
  • 5) Sit tight, or take the bait and try to push the field back, so opening up the gaps.
  • 6) Now attach any old meat you have left over to the stone to use as bait.
  • 7) It ended up as fish bait and cat food.
  • 8) The best bait is a fish a couple of days old and beginning to smell.
  • 9) And a little bit of bear baiting and badger tickling.
  • 10) The charm bait clearly hooked a sucker.
  • 11) Should she bait the audience or curry favour?
  • 12) Not to eat but to drop into a nearby lake as bait for fish.
  • 13) American pit bulls were originally bred for bear baiting and are commonly used for illegal dog fighting.
  • 14) American pit bulls descended from dogs which were used to bait fighting bulls and bears.
  • 15) What did she use as bait?
  • 16) If they are, put out bait and traps.
  • 17) So far, none of them has taken the bait.
  • 18) This scoop is the publisher's hook and bait.
  • 19) But you still need social skills once they've taken the bait.
  • 20) Instead, you put a hook in the bait.
  • 21) But he won't take the bait.
  • 22) Fiery'He had the bait on his hook and dived straight on it.
  • 23) They put people together who are extreme opposites - it's like bear baiting.
  • 24) I personally enjoy baiting deer, on our property in the northern lower peninsula we have trail cam photo's of some pretty respectable bucks, for the area, coming to feed between 11: 00am and 2: 00pm everyday on the bait pile, so the claim that deer don't move during daylight when baited is HOGWASH.
  • 25) I did catch some delicious fish on a bent safety pin baited with C-rat cheese.
  • 26) "And on that one, I kind of baited him to my glove side and luckily he took it."
  • 27) In 1979, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals upheld the conviction and said Judge Alexander had "made improper opening remarks to the jury, argued with witnesses, interrupted the court, commented on the testimony and the court's rulings, asked improper questions and 'baited' the court."
  • 28) And, why would he say he was being "baited" if the question was only the later part?
  • 29) PLEASE dont allow yourself to be "baited" into that arena.
  • 30) Powell regards himself as "thin-skinned," said this adviser, and he worried that he would let himself be "baited" by the far right.
  • 31) I still haven't seen anyone on this blog even attempt to back up Ellen's ridiculous position that somehow the U.S. (read: Bush) "baited" the Iranian president into calling for the desruction of Israel (over and over and over again).


  • 1) I was waiting with bated breath for him to say something, anything, that wasn't a cliché.
  • 2) Flora and I waited with bated breath to hear what Evelyn considered sensible.
  • 3) We also want capital-and I say this in bated breath and whispered humbleness, for there is not altogether lacking some symptom of that kind here.
  • 4) You knew about "bated" breath but I doubt you have a source for this.
  • 5) I can't believe someone actually knows how to spell 'bated' breath.
  • 6) GILLIS: Well, clearly, since the pope is feeble and in the twilight of his papacy, there's a kind of bated breath about who might be the next pope.
  • 7) Now I wait with bated breath for the push to repeal DADT!
  • 8) She was looking on with bated breath, leaning slightly forward, so keen was her interest, one hand pressed to her breast, her cheek flushed, and in her eyes a great and amazed admiration.
  • 9) In your delusional mind the world waits with bated breath for your next revelation and tweet.
  • 10) One afternoon he went out with Arthur to the University of California, and, with bated breath and a feeling of religious awe, went through the laboratories, saw demonstrations, and listened to a physics professor lecturing to his classes.
  • 11) I can almost see the 'bated breath' of the non-contributing, and quite frankly, flat-out lying detractors on this site waiting for Obama to make a significant mistake.
  • 12) Now I wait with bated breath for the push to repeal DADT! bdbd says:
  • 13) ‘Excited denizens have waited with bated breath as the clock ticked by - months, days, hours and finally the big moment itself.’
  • 14) ‘Football fans are looking forward with bated breath to the clash of Kerry and near neighbours Limerick in the national league semi final later in the month of April.’
  • 15) ‘As the 1000-odd crowd assembled at the spot watched with bated breath, the personnel started pulling the rope up with utmost care.’
  • 16) ‘Then we waited with bated breath for the response.’
  • 17) ‘While this haggling for coveted posts and berths is going on in political circles, the common people are watching the developments with bated breath.’
  • 18) ‘The winners will be announced with bated breath on June 24.’
  • 19) ‘We await disclosure of the price with bated breath.’
  • 20) ‘For the next four days, the nation and the world watched with bated breath to see whether a full-scale core meltdown would follow.’
  • 21) ‘We await this demanded intervention with bated breath.’
  • 22) ‘I wait with bated breath to see what it will be like.’
  • 23) ‘Montreal waits with bated breath until it is announced that the city's official bird is the… American Golden Finch!’
  • 24) ‘The young ones were waiting with bated breath to have a rendezvous with Kalam, for wherever he tours, a session with kids is very much part of his itinerary.’
  • 25) ‘He added: ‘We are all waiting with bated breath to hear what is in store.’’
  • 26) ‘While the rest of the world waited with bated breath to see if they could simply complete the facilities in time, the Athenians were always confident they could deliver.’
  • 27) ‘Dolly and Graham and I watched with bated breath.’
  • 28) ‘If you have been waiting with bated breath to read it, email me.’
  • 29) ‘Now, we await the minister's threatened exposé with bated breath.’
  • 30) ‘With millions of Indians waiting with bated breath over the decision of the men in blue for the mini World Cup, cricket fever has only just begun.’
  • 31) ‘I wait with bated breath to hear the outcome of this meeting.’
  • 32) ‘Well, the American people don't sit around the table waiting with bated breath for the president to speak.’

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