Definition of trot verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    trot

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//trɒt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trɑːt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they trot
    BrE BrE//trɒt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trɑːt//
     
    he / she / it trots
    BrE BrE//trɒts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trɑːts//
     
    past simple trotted
    BrE BrE//ˈtrɒtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɑːtɪd//
     
    past participle trotted
    BrE BrE//ˈtrɒtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɑːtɪd//
     
    -ing form trotting
    BrE BrE//ˈtrɒtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɑːtɪŋ//
     
    Equine sports
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of a horse or its rider) to move forward at a speed that is faster than a walk and slower than a canter See related entries: Equine sports
  2. 2[transitive] trot something (+ adv./prep.) to ride a horse in this way She trotted her pony around the field. See related entries: Equine sports
  3. 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of a person or an animal) to run or walk fast, taking short quick steps The children trotted into the room.
  4. 4[intransitive] + adv./prep. (informal) to walk or go somewhere The guide led the way and we trotted along behind him.
  5. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French trot (noun), troter (verb), from medieval Latin trottare, of Germanic origin.Extra examples Anne trotted obediently beside her mother. He trotted off to greet the other guests. She trotted quickly down the stairs. Bob trotted his pony around the field. He had to trot briskly to keep up with his wife. He hurried off, his assistants trotting after him. I could hear the sound of several horses trotting along in the lane. She marched up the path, her son trotting beside her. She waved an arm and off she trotted. The dog trotted obediently at her heels. The mare whinnied softly and trotted up to him.Idioms
      be hot to trot(informal)
       
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    1. 1to be very enthusiastic about starting an activity
    2. 2to be excited in a sexual way
    Phrasal Verbstrot somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trot