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trot

verb \ ˈträt \

Definition of trot

trotted; trotting
intransitive verb
1 :to ride, drive, or proceed at a trot
  • the fox trotted over the knoll
2 :to proceed briskly :hurry
transitive verb
1 :to cause to go at a trot
2 :to traverse at a trot

Examples of trot in a Sentence

  1. A horse trotted past us.

  2. The batter trotted around the bases after hitting a home run.

  3. She trotted off to help.

  4. The little boy trotted along after his mother.

First Known Use of trot

14th century

Other Equestrian Terms


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trot

noun

Definition of trot

1 a (1) :a moderately fast gait of a quadruped (such as a horse) in which the legs move in diagonal pairs
(2) :a jogging gait of a human that falls between a walk and a run
b :a ride on horseback
2 trots plural :diarrhea used with the
3 :an old woman
4 :a literal translation of a foreign text

Origin and Etymology of trot

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from troter to trot, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German trottōn to tread, Old English tredan


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trot

noun

Definition of trot

:trotline; also :one of the short lines with hooks that are attached to a trotline at intervals

First Known Use of trot

1883


Trot

noun \ ˈträt \

Definition of Trot

:an adherent of Trotskyism :trotskyist, trotskyite

First Known Use of trot

1962



TROT Defined for English Language Learners

trot

verb

Definition of trot for English Language Learners

  • of a horse : to move at a speed faster than walking by stepping with each front leg at the same time as the opposite back leg

  • : to run at a slow, steady pace

  • : to move quickly


TROT Defined for Kids

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trot

noun \ ˈträt \

Definition of trot for Students

1 :a gait of an animal with four feet that is faster than walking but slower than galloping and in which a front foot and the opposite hind foot move as a pair
2 :a human jogging pace between a walk and a run

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trot

verb

Definition of trot for Students

trotted; trotting
1 :to ride, drive, go, or cause to go at a trot
  • A horse trotted by.
2 :to go along quickly :hurry
  • He trotted off to school.


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