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Definition of trot verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they trot
    he / she / it trots
    past simple trotted
    -ing form trotting
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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
  2. 2[transitive] trot something to ride a horse in this way She trotted her pony around the field.
  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. 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 Learner's Dictionary entry: trot

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