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trot

trot

 
pronunciation:
trat
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
trot out
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: trots, trotted, trotting
definition 1: of a quadruped, esp. a horse, to travel briskly by moving the left foreleg forward simultaneously with the right hind leg, and the right foreleg simultaneously with the left hind leg.
The horse had recovered and was trotting easily around the paddock.
definition 2: to go at a pace between a walk and a run; jog.
The toddler trotted in front of his grandfather into the park.
similar words:
jog
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to lead, ride, or cause to move at a trot.
The beginners are learning to trot their horses, and are not ready to try galloping.
similar words:
jog
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phrase: trot out
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the gait of a four-footed animal, esp. a horse, in which the left foreleg is moved forward simultaneously with the right hind leg, and vice versa.
definition 2: any gait between a walk and a run; brisk or jogging pace.
definition 3: a horse race in which the only gait allowed is a trot.
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