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trot

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtrottrot1 /trɒt $ trɑːt/ ●○○ verb (trotted, trotting) 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive]RUN if a horse trots, it moves fairly quickly with each front leg moving at the same time as the opposite back legcanter, gallop2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]RUN if a person or animal trots, they run fairly slowly, taking short regular steps 🔊 She came trotting down the steps from the library.see thesaurus at run3 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] informalGO to walk or go somewhere, especially fairly quickly 🔊 He trotted off and came back a couple of minutes later, holding a parcel. trot something ↔ out→ See Verb table
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trotDorothy arrived, with a little dog trotting along behind her.I looked up, and saw a dog trotting along the sidewalk toward me.An otherwise respectable middle-aged woman pressed the thing to her bosom and trotted back to her seat, aglow.We must have had 20 groups of costumed revelers trot by us up on stage.He moved fast, at times trotting, conscious of the approaching dark.He locked the door and trotted down the stairs to my car.It begins with Septimus Honeydew waking up at three in the morning and trotting off to Mum and Dad's room.I'm going to trot over to the post office.She whinnied and trotted placidly back.A horse whinnied and reared; the troop trotted quickly out of the inn yard towards the high road.She trotted softly through the passageway to the gate.These newcomers trotted through the streets-nobody seemed to walk anymore-waving papers, shouting at the top of their lungs.
trottrot2 noun 🔊 🔊 1 horse a) [singular]DSHRUN the movement of a horse at trotting speed 🔊 Our horses slowed to a trot. b) [countable]DSH a ride on a horse at trotting speed2 on the trot3 slow run [singular]RUN a fairly slow way of running in which you take short regular steps 🔊 She broke into a trot (=started running slowly) and hurried on ahead of us.4 students’ answers [countable] American EnglishTCN a book of notes or answers used by students, especially to cheat in tests syn crib5 the trots
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trotWashington shuffles back to his bucket in almost a trot.Without waiting to find out what it meant, she broke into a trot and hurried on round the next corner.With a click, the horse started into a trot.I start out at a brisk trot.He had arrived from Minneapolis in a linen suit and had a bad case of the trots.They may well crack altogether if Blackburn could win 3 or 4 games on the trot.What about the 10 superb games he had on the trot recently?But Schuey was in top form and the triple world beater always looked odds-on to score his fifth win on the trot.broke into a trotI walked briskly one block over to Cabana, the wide boulevard that parallels the beach, and broke into a trot.He broke into a trot and the three surprised young men did likewise, aware that something must have gone wrong.He broke into a trot as he headed up the path to the staff-cabins.Without waiting to find out what it meant, she broke into a trot and hurried on round the next corner.The town was very quiet and once on land, they broke into a trot.They broke into a trot and found Mary standing in the middle of a thicket.Looking forward to Joyce he too broke into a trot.As soon as we saw the ice-cream truck, we broke into a trot.
TrotTrot noun infml 🔊 🔊 an insulting word for a Trotskyite
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Verb table
trot
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytrot
he, she, ittrots
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytrotted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave trotted
he, she, ithas trotted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad trotted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill trot
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have trotted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam trotting
he, she, itis trotting
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you, we, theyare trotting
Past
I, he, she, itwas trotting
you, we, theywere trotting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been trotting
he, she, ithas been trotting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been trotting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be trotting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been trotting
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