redbait

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red·bait

 (rĕd′bāt′)
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.

redbait

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

red•bait

(ˈrɛdˌbeɪt)

v.i.
to accuse a person or group of being communistic or communist.
red′bait`er, n.
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In the southeastern Pacific, Soviet trawling occurred on the Nazca and Salas y Gomez Ridges for mackerel (Trachurus murphyi) and redbaits (Emmelichthys spp.), mainly in the 1970s but sporadic exploratory fishing also occurred in the 1980s (Clark et al., 2007; Galvez, 2009).