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tr.v. red·bait·ed, red·bait·ing, red·baits
To accuse, denounce, or attack (a person, for example) as a Communist or a Communist sympathizer.

red′bait′er n.
red′bait′ing n.


vb (tr)
to harass communists or people with left-wing beliefs



to accuse a person or group of being communistic or communist.
red′bait`er, n.
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But the two organizations never had a close relationship, and, after World War II, the URWEA redbaited Local 65 out of the international.
Similarly, when SNCC began to move in more radical directions after Freedom Summer, it was redbaited and donations declined from liberal groups, who were trained in the lock-step anticommunism of the era.
I was redbaited to a farethee-well because of my stand on blacks and on the Vietnam War.
For those unfamiliar with the Media Whores site, this is a bit like being redbaited by Lillian Hellman.
Still, its leaders were redbaited and attacked on numerous occasions by studio heads who wanted to free themselves of the union's yoke.
Not only had the CCF been wildly redbaited in much of the BC press leading up to the campaign, Ernest Winch's struggle at the Regina CCF Convention against the "reformism" and "constitutionalism" of the Regina Manifesto had been widely reported.
Such a view was particularly held by former Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) staffer Jack O'Dell, who by 1963 had become a contributing editor for Freedomways after being redbaited out of Martin Luther King, Jr.