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troll

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of troll

  1. an imaginary being usually having a small human form and magical powers <“The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” is the story of three goats trying to cross a bridge guarded by a nasty troll living beneath it> Synonyms brownie, dwarf, elf, faerie (also faery), fay, gnome, goblin, gremlin, hobgoblin, kobold, leprechaun, pixie (also pixy), puck, sprite, fairyRelated Words little people; kelpie, nixie; changeling; imp; banshee, ghoul, hag, ogre




troll

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of troll

  1. to look through (as a place) carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something <the owner of the bed-and-breakfast often trolls antique stores for furniture and knickknacks> Synonyms comb, dig (through), dredge, hunt (through), rake, ransack, rifle, rummage, scour, sort (through), searchRelated Words frisk, pat down, shake down; audit, check (out), examine, inspect, investigate, review, scan, scrutinize, survey; ascertain, descry, detect, determine, discover, ferret (out), find, find out, get, hit (on or upon), learn, locate, run down, scare up, track (down); grub (about), poke (around); explore, probe, prospect, skirmish, snoop; browse, glance (over), look over; peruse, studyNear Antonyms hide; abandon, lose; ignore, neglect





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