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Definitions of trot

  1. run at a moderately swift pace
  2. a slow pace of running
  3. ride at a trot
  4. a gait faster than a walk; diagonally opposite legs strike the ground together
  5. cause to trot; " She trotted the horse home"
  6. To proceed by a certain gait peculiar to quadrupeds; to ride or drive at a trot. See Trot, n.
  7. Fig.: To run; to jog; to hurry.
  8. To cause to move, as a horse or other animal, in the pace called a trot; to cause to run without galloping or cantering.
  9. The pace of a horse or other quadruped, more rapid than a walk, but of various degrees of swiftness, in which one fore foot and the hind foot of the opposite side are lifted at the same time.
  10. Fig.: A jogging pace, as of a person hurrying.
  11. One who trots; a child; a woman.
  12. That gait of a horse by which it moves faster than at a walk, and in which the right forefoot moves with the left hindfoot; a jogging pace; a brisk walk or run with short steps.
  13. To move, or make move, faster than at a walk; to run with a jogging pace.
  14. Trotted.
  15. Trotting.
  16. To go, lifting the feet quicker and higher than in walking: to walk or move fast: to run: to travel, by lifting one fore- foot and the hind- foot of the opposite side at the same time said of horses.
  17. To ride at a trot:- pr. p. trotting; pa. t. and pa. p. trotted.
  18. The pace of a horse or other quadruped when trotting.
  19. TROTTER.
  20. Peculiar gait of a horse or other quadruped, faster than a walk.
  21. To move in a trot.
  22. To ride, drive, or go at a trot; go with a steady. jogging pace.
  23. A progressive motion of a quadruped, in which each diagonal pair of legs is alternately lifted.
  24. The pace of a horse or other quadruped when it trots; an old woman.
  25. To move faster than in walking, as a horse or other quadruped, by lifting the fore- foot and the hind foot of the opposite side at the same time; to walk or move fast; to run.

Usage examples for trot

  1. This old lady used to trot me on her knee, and she wants to spend half an hour every morning proving that doctors don't know anything before she'll let me get to business." – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  2. He arose, called his servant, and presently rode off at a sharp trot towards the town. – Rico And Wiseli Rico And Stineli, And How Wiseli Was Provided For by Johanna Spyri
  3. Now, if we understand each other, trot out your grub." – Marcy The Blockade Runner by Harry Castlemon
  4. " That drummer can lie faster'n a hoss can trot," drawled the landlord. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  5. I'll trot on alone and I'll be sure to be in good company. – That Little Girl of Miss Eliza’s by Jean K. Baird
  6. Let us trot on, else we shall not reach Westerham before nightfall. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  7. By the time Lilly was ready to dismount, she had learned how to draw in the reins and slacken them and to turn to the right or the left; and she had even ventured a trot about the yard. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  8. We dashed down the road at a trot, the cannoneers running beside their pieces. – Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War by Various
  9. Do you use a trot? – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  10. As she approached Oak Creek Canyon, however, she drew him to a trot, and then a walk. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  11. I tried to trot him out, and at last I did so. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  12. We made him stop for us, and he had to trot the rest of the way, you may be sure. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  13. By maintaining an easy trot, Tarzan kept the distance between them always the same. – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  14. But soon I pulled them down to a trot, for I followed the horsemen's rules whenever I could, and Dan, as I mentioned, was anyway rather too keen at the start for steady work later on. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  15. You trot along and find the chief of our staff. – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  16. When he glanced behind him, he saw the two men, fearful lest the promised fortune might escape them, pursuing him at a trot. – The Lost House by Richard Harding Davis
  17. He was said to have a horse which could out- trot anything in the city. – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
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