(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.
to cause to trot.
to ride (a horse) at a trot.
to lead at a trot.
to travel over by trotting: to spend the day trotting the country byways.
to execute by trotting.
the gait of a horse, dog, or other quadruped, when trotting.
the sound made by an animal when trotting.
- un·trot·ted, adjective
How to use trot in a sentence
French media have trotted out specialists to explain the phenomenon and have generally pinpointed its origins abroad.
Each series trotted out gags that neither has attempted in years, like the previously mentioned prank phone call.The Griffins Go to Springfield: ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy’ Collide | Rich Goldstein | September 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Five months later, de Blasio won the primary and then trotted through the finish line.
Once a party trotted by within a half-mile of us, but no one of the four men we wanted to see was in the squad.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
"She thinks that we are foundlings," said the Twins, and they trotted indoors to the evening meal.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
Captain had trotted in, and was sitting close by, looking first at one and then at the other of us quizzically.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
Benny trotted to and fro, waiting upon the busy pickers, his cheeks as red as the cherries themselves.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
In the meantime he was completely infatuated, and trotted about after Sarah like an old turkey cock.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
British Dictionary definitions for trot (1 of 2)
to move or cause to move at a trot
angling to fish (a fast-moving stream or river) by using a float and weighted line that carries the baited hook just above the bottom
a steady brisk pace
(in harness racing) a race for horses that have been trained to trot fast
one of the short lines attached to a trotline
Australian and NZ informal a run of luck: a good trot
mainly British a small child; tot
US slang a student's crib
on the trot informal
one after the other: to read two books on the trot
busy, esp on one's feet
the trots informal
NZ trotting races
British Dictionary definitions for Trot (2 of 2)
informal a follower of Trotsky; Trotskyist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with trot
In addition to the idiom beginning with trot
- trot out
- hot to trot
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