verb (used without object), trot·ted, trot·ting.
verb (used with object), trot·ted, trot·ting.
- to bring forward for inspection.
- to bring to the attention of; introduce; submit: He trots out his old jokes at every party.
Origin of trot1
usage note for trot
OTHER WORDS FROM trotun·trot·ted, adjective
Words nearby trot
Example sentences from the Web for trotted
French media have trotted out specialists to explain the phenomenon and have generally pinpointed its origins abroad.
And the old arguments for inaction will be trotted out for the next president, as well.
Even for films whose obvious flaws have been trotted out time and again.The Witty Genius of YouTube’s CinemaSins: Everything Wrong with Your Favorite Movie|Rich Goldstein|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Five months later, de Blasio won the primary and then trotted through the finish line.
The same excuse was trotted out when the January ADP number came in weak.The True Cost of Extreme Weather…Or is it Climate Change?|Eugene Linden|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The permission granted, he trotted away into the house, and the travelers invited their visitors to inspect the new craft.The Skylark of Space|Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
Then she trotted round the aisle, greeting the woodchopper on the way, to the deep wood which lay close by the teacher's desk.How to Tell Stories to Children|Sara Cone Bryant
And then Nimble trotted off down the mountainside, heading for Cedar Swamp.The Tale of Nimble Deer|Arthur Scott Bailey
Upon which the little gentleman saluted, closed the door, and trotted away chuckling, with his document-wallet and umbrella.Tartarin of Tarascon|Alphonse Daudet
Joan trotted along up Market Street and around the corner on Main.Joan of the Journal|Helen Diehl Olds
British Dictionary definitions for trotted (1 of 2)
verb trots, trotting or trotted
- one of the short lines attached to a trotline
- the trotline
- one after the otherto read two books on the trot
- busy, esp on one's feet
- NZ trotting races
Word Origin for trot
British Dictionary definitions for trotted (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with trotted
In addition to the idiom beginning with trot
- trot out
- hot to trot