UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'trot': /ˈtrɒt/; 'Trot': /trɒt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/trɑt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(trot)

Inflections of 'trot' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
trot1 /trɑt/USA pronunciation   v.,  trot•ted, trot•ting, n. 
  1. (of a horse) to (cause to) go at a pace between a walk and a run: [no object]The horse trotted along.[+ object]The rider trotted his horse for the competition.
  2. to go at a quick, steady pace:[no object]He trotted along behind his big brother.
  3. trot out, [Informal.]to bring forward to the attention of others: [+ out + object]Once again he trotted out his favorite plan.[+ object + out]to trot his plan out again.

  1. [countable] the pace of a horse or other four-legged animal when trotting.
  2. [countable] the sound made by an animal when trotting.
  3. [countable] the jogging pace of a human being.
  4. Slang Terms[countable]a literal translation of some piece of writing, used dishonestly in doing schoolwork;
    a crib;
    a pony.
  5. the trots, [Informal.]diarrhea* the runs: [uncountable;used with a singular verb]He told me he has the trots.[plural;  used with a plural verb]The trots have kept him at home all day.
trot•ter, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
trot1 (trot),USA pronunciation  v.,  trot•ted, trot•ting, n. 

  1. (of a horse) to go at a gait between a walk and a run, in which the legs move in diagonal pairs, but not quite simultaneously, so that when the movement is slow one foot at least is always on the ground, and when fast all four feet are momentarily off the ground at once.
  2. to go at a quick, steady pace;
    move briskly;

  1. to cause to trot.
  2. to ride (a horse) at a trot.
  3. to lead at a trot.
  4. to travel over by trotting:to spend the day trotting the country byways.
  5. to execute by trotting.
  6. trot out, [Informal.]
    • to bring forward for inspection.
    • to bring to the attention of;
      submit:He trots out his old jokes at every party.

  1. the gait of a horse, dog, or other quadruped, when trotting.
  2. the sound made by an animal when trotting.
  3. the jogging gait of a human being, between a walk and a run.
  4. Sport[Harness Racing.]a race for trotters.
  5. brisk, continuous movement or activity:I've been on the trot all afternoon.
  6. Slang Terms[Disparaging.]an old woman.
  7. Slang Termsa literal translation used illicitly in doing schoolwork;
  8. the trots, [Informal.]diarrhea.
  9. [Informal.]a toddling child.
  • Middle French, derivative of troter
  • Gmc; akin to Old High German trottōn to tread, whence Middle High German trotten to run; (noun, nominal) Middle English
  • Middle French troter
  • (verb, verbal) Middle English trotten 1250–1300

trot2 (trot),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. a trotline.
  2. a short line with hooks, attached to the trotline.
  • short for trotline 1880–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
trot /trɒt/ vb (trots, trotting, trotted)
  1. to move or cause to move at a trot
  2. to fish (a fast-moving stream or river) by using a float and weighted line that carries the baited hook just above the bottom
  1. a gait of a horse or other quadruped, faster than a walk, in which diagonally opposite legs come down together
  2. a steady brisk pace
  3. (in harness racing) a race for horses that have been trained to trot fast
  4. chiefly Brit a small child; tot
  5. US slang a student's crib
  6. on the trotinformal one after the other: to read two books on the trot
  7. busy, esp on one's feet
  8. the trotsinformal diarrhoea
  9. NZ trotting races
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French trot, from troter to trot, of Germanic origin; related to Middle High German trotten to run
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Trot /trɒt/ n
  1. informal a follower of Trotsky; Trotskyist
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