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troll

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verb \ˈtrōl\

Simple Definition of troll

  • : to fish with a hook and line that you pull through the water

  • : to search for or try to get (something)

  • : to search through (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of troll

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to move round and round :  roll

  3. 2a :  to sing the parts of (as a round or catch) in successionb :  to sing loudlyc :  to celebrate in song

  4. 3a :  to fish for by trollingb :  to fish by trolling in <troll lakes>c :  to pull through the water in trolling <troll a lure>d :  to search in or at <trolls flea markets for bargains>; also :  prowl <troll nightclubs>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to move around :  ramble

  7. 2a :  to fish by trailing a lure or baited hook from a moving boatb :  search, look <trolling for sponsors>; also :  prowl

  8. 3 :  to sing or play in a jovial manner

  9. 4 :  to speak rapidly

troller noun

Examples of troll in a sentence

  1. They were trolling the ocean floor.

  2. She loves to troll flea markets looking for bargains.



Origin of troll

Middle English, probably from Anglo-French *troiller, *troller; akin to Anglo-French troil, trolle winch


First Known Use: 15th century


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troll

noun

Definition of troll

  1. :  a lure or a line with its lure and hook used in trolling



1869

First Known Use of troll

1869

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms


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troll

noun

Definition of troll

  1. :  a dwarf or giant in Scandinavian folklore inhabiting caves or hills



Origin of troll

Norwegian troll & Dan trold, from Old Norse troll giant, demon; probably akin to Middle High German trolle lout


First Known Use: 1616

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms


TROLL Defined for Kids

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troll

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noun \ˈtrōl\

Definition of troll for Students

  1. :  a dwarf or giant of folklore living in caves or hills




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troll

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verb

Definition of troll for Students

trolledtrolling

  1. 1 :  to sing the parts of (a song) in succession

  2. 2 :  to fish with a hook and line pulled along through the water




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troll

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noun

Definition of troll for Students

  1. :  a lure or a line with its lure and hook drawn through the water in fishing





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