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English definition of “troll”

troll

verb [I]
 
 
/trəʊl/
to search in many places to find people or information you want, especially on the internet: Eager to secure the company's future, he started trolling for merger partners. troll for bargains/data/jobs
MARKETING to try to get new customers by phoning or visiting people: The economy has become more stable and lenders are trolling for customers again.
(Definition of troll from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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