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redbait

[red-beyt] /ˈrɛdˌbeɪt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to denounce or deprecate as a political radical, especially to accuse of being communist.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; back formation from redbaiter, redbaiting. See red1, bait
Related forms
redbaiter, noun
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