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.
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Origin of trot1
usage note for trot
OTHER WORDS FROM trotun·trot·ted, adjective
Definition for trot (2 of 2)
Origin of trot2
Example sentences from the Web for trot
Blumenthal, a courtly gentleman of 68 in a perfectly crisp blue shirt, gets laughs by trotting out his rudimentary Spanish.Dan Malloy Is Progressives’ Dream Governor. So Why Isn’t He Winning?|David Freedlander|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Years before picking up a bow, Yasin was a globe-trotting fashion model in his 20s.
The old men of the NFL are trotting out the same tired arguments the codgers in the Pentagon got away with for years.
Based on my input, the next stop on my globe-trotting itinerary should be…Vermont!ChoiceMap: An App to Help You Make Better Decisions|Brian Ries|January 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though Crane said he kept both lawyers from “trotting out the issue of race,” it remained “a 900-pound gorilla in the background.”Bernhard Goetz on George Zimmerman: ‘The Same Thing Is Happening’|Harry Siegel, Filipa Ioannou|July 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A white horse, drawing a buggy, was trotting along the road by the side of the cornfield.Seven O'Clock Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson
High overhead a lark was pouring out its song; in the lane at the orchard end rang the beat of trotting hoofs.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
He came trotting up to the suit case which Marie had spread wide open on the bed, stood up on his tippy toes, and peered in.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
After his failure at Castlemaine, Perrott said that the work of ‘trotting the mountains’ was not suited to English soldiers.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3)|Richard Bagwell
Trotting, prancing, and snorting as they came down the lane, they settled down once they were in the stable lot.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
British Dictionary definitions for trot (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 trot (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with trot
In addition to the idiom beginning with trot
- trot out
- hot to trot