When you saw it out in Ferguson, there was a baiting going on.
Open-carry activists are known for baiting cops into on-camera arguments about the Second Amendment and state laws.
Desperate to stand out, some megachurches are baiting Easter crowds with flat-screen TVs, iPads, and Starbucks gift cards.
This sort of baiting, good-natured though it was, was more than she could bear.
What, have I been bawd to his designs, his property only, a baiting place?
After baiting we continued down the slough about six miles to some passable springs, and to where there is better grass.
They had cock fighting, boar fights, and the baiting of bulls and bears.
Hence the origin of the Yorkshire saying, “It is better to be at the baiting of a bear than the singing of a mass.”
These people were just baiting him like a bunch of hounds ringing a hare.
“baiting the Bear,” a popular and still played game, has continued since the days of bear-baiting.
"food put on a hook or trap to lure prey," c.1300, from Old Norse beita "food," related to Old Norse beit "pasture," Old English bat "food," literally "to cause to bite" (see bait (v.)). Figurative sense "anything used as a lure" is from c.1400.
"to torment or goad (someone unable to escape, and to take pleasure in it)," c.1300, beyten, a figurative use from the literal sense of "to set dogs on," from the medieval entertainment of setting dogs on some ferocious animal to bite and worry it (the literal use is attested from c.1300); from Old Norse beita "to cause to bite," from Proto-Germanic *baitan (cf. Old English bætan "to cause to bite," Old High German beizzen "to bait," Middle High German beiz "hunting," German beizen "to hawk, to cauterize, etch"), causative of *bitan (see bite (v.)); the causative word forked into the two meanings of "harass" and "food offered." Related: Baited; baiting.
"to put food on a hook or in a trap," c.1300, probably from bait (n.). Related: Baited; baiting.