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Definitions of trot

  1. run at a moderately swift pace
  2. a literal translation used in studying a foreign language ( often used illicitly)
  3. a slow pace of running
  4. ride at a trot
  5. a gait faster than a walk; diagonally opposite legs strike the ground together
  6. radicals who support Trotsky's theory that socialism must be established throughout the world by continuing revolution
  7. cause to trot; " She trotted the horse home"
  8. To proceed by a certain gait peculiar to quadrupeds; to ride or drive at a trot. See Trot, n.
  9. Fig.: To run; to jog; to hurry.
  10. To cause to move, as a horse or other animal, in the pace called a trot; to cause to run without galloping or cantering.
  11. 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.
  12. Fig.: A jogging pace, as of a person hurrying.
  13. One who trots; a child; a woman.
  14. 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.
  15. To move, or make move, faster than at a walk; to run with a jogging pace.
  16. Trotted.
  17. Trotting.
  18. 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.
  19. To ride at a trot:- pr. p. trotting; pa. t. and pa. p. trotted.
  20. The pace of a horse or other quadruped when trotting.
  21. TROTTER.
  22. Cause to move in a trot.
  23. Peculiar gait of a horse or other quadruped, faster than a walk.
  24. To move in a trot.
  25. To ride, drive, or go at a trot; go with a steady. jogging pace.
  26. A progressive motion of a quadruped, in which each diagonal pair of legs is alternately lifted.
  27. The pace of a horse or other quadruped when it trots; an old woman.
  28. 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.
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Antonyms for trot

dally, dillydally, mope, loiter, crawl, lollygag, dawdle, linger, diddle.

Usage examples for trot

  1. I tried to trot him out, and at last I did so. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  2. " That drummer can lie faster'n a hoss can trot drawled the landlord. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  3. 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
  4. Now, if we understand each other, trot out your grub." – Marcy The Blockade Runner by Harry Castlemon
  5. He was said to have a horse which could out- trot anything in the city. – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  6. By maintaining an easy trot Tarzan kept the distance between them always the same. – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  7. Now, kiss both of us good night and trot along, for there's a big surprise waiting for you just around the corner, and it is the earnest wish of both Anne and I that it may prove a happy one." – Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways by Jessie Graham Flower
  8. You trot along and find the chief of our staff. – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  9. Do you use a trot – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  10. 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
  11. Finally, when I begged her for a kiss, she approached her cheek to the bars, but hearing the trot of a horse coming down the road, she speedily fled. – The Dead Lake and Other Tales by Paul Heyse
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Let us trot on, else we shall not reach Westerham before nightfall. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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

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