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
The old men of the NFL are trotting out the same tired arguments the codgers in the Pentagon got away with for years.
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
Perhaps, but he is trotting out a more favorable statistic than the deadly homicide rate.Rahm Emanuel Goes on Offensive About Healing Chicago|Howard Kurtz|September 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Trotting around the globe you could meet and eat blood soup, blood stew, Swedish blodplatter pancakes, and seal blood straight up.‘Dark Shadows’ Returns: A User’s Guide to Drinking Blood|Kent Sepkowitz|May 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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
Behind the oxen came the asses, trotting along and kicking under the blows of the donkey drivers.The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5|Theophile Gautier
He had been trotting gently down one of the side streets, his wagon laden with full milk cans and with sundry bundles.Ethel Morton at Chautauqua|Mabell S. C. Smith
Katherine and Jack kept Li Chung trotting to the kitchen for different dainties with which to tempt her.The Heart of the Desert|Honor Willsie Morrow
These are known as "trotting bullocks," and are the fastest means of passenger transportation away from the more populous centers.Seven Legs Across the Seas|Samuel Murray
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