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- v. To allure; to lay a bait for.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To allure; to lay a bait for.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bait; allure with bait; allure; tempt.
Proteus-like, in all forms and disguises, that go abroad in the night, to inescate and beguile young women, or to have their pleasure of other men's wives; and, if we may believe  some relations, they have wardrobes of several suits in the colleges for that purpose.