trot Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “trot” in the English Dictionary

"trot" in British English

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uk   /trɒt/  us   /trɑːt/ (-tt-)

trot verb (RUN)

[I usually + adv/prep] If a ​horse or ​similaranimal with four ​legs trots, it ​runs at ​itsslowestspeed, using ​shortsteps in which a ​frontleg and the back ​leg on the ​oppositesidemove together: She was trotting along on her ​pony. The ​dog trotted down the ​path to ​greet me.

trot verb (HURRY)

[I usually + adv/prep] informal When ​people trot ​somewhere, they go there in a ​quick or ​busy way: She came trotting down the ​street after me.
See also
[I + adv/prep] mainly UK to ​speak or do something too ​quickly: She was ​rathernervous and trotted through her ​speech a ​bit too ​quickly.


uk   /trɒt/  us   /trɑːt/

trot noun (RUN)

[S] the ​speed or ​movement of a ​horse or ​similaranimal when it trots: He ​climbed onto his ​horse and ​headed off at arelaxed trot. [S] a ​slowrun by a ​human: The ​teamwarmed up for the ​match with a trot around the ​pitch.

trot noun (ILLNESS)

the trots [plural] informal diarrhoea (= a ​condition in which the ​contents of the ​bowels are ​emptied too often): to get/have the trots That ​takeaway gave me the trots.
(Definition of trot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trot" in American English

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trotverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /trɑt/
(of a ​horse or other ​animal with four ​legs) to move in a way that is ​slightlyfaster than ​walking A ​person who trots ​runsslowly: She trotted along behind them, ​determined to ​keep up.
noun [C usually sing]  us   /trɑt/
The ​horse was ​moving at a ​slow trot.
(Definition of trot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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