This page will make sure you never confuse baited and bated again! Read the definitions, check out our example sentences, and be sure to follow the twitter feed to see how the internet is using these words in a sentence.
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Harass with persistent criticism or carping
The children baited the new teacher
Diminished or moderated
He waited for the answer with bated breath.
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What's the internet saying about baited/bated?
@thesauce237: Just wrote 'baited breathe' instead of 'bated breath' - a bit fishy if you ask me #stepawayfromthelaptop
@amodmilitarymum: Just wrote 'baited breathe' instead of 'bated breath' - a bit fishy if you ask me #stepawayfromthelaptop
@MaraMaccabee: @orlikeawhale Similarly, it's "toe the line," not "tow the line"/dog-eat-dog world, not doggie-dog world/& Bated breath, not baited. (Ewww)
@Domzor: I've seen "baited breath" used at least 8 times in the last few weeks and not a single "bated". I'm beginning to question my sanity.
@comeonpilgrim: RT @johnmanov1: “@comeonpilgrim: @MattGuilhem I wait with baited breath.” Phrase is "bated breath." If you know that I'm sorry and embarrassed
@johnmanov1: “@comeonpilgrim: @MattGuilhem I wait with baited breath.” Phrase is "bated breath." If you know that I'm sorry and embarrassed
@ThomasWSeal: Page 6: it's spelled 'bated breath', not 'baited breath' @LondonStudent #schoolboyerror
@RichardHesketh1: @tearose68 You maa'am, win my highest award for the correct spelling of 'Bated'. You have no IDEA how often I get 'Baited'. WITH WHAT??!!
@iusedtobedarrin: @alpinejcobb "baited"? I always thought it was spelt "bated". Mybad
@Gmaddigan: @GoddessOfTheSea with baited/bated(which one!?) breath