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trollverb [I]

 us   /troʊl/
to fish from a boat that is moving slowly in the water and pulling a fishing line (= length of string with something attached that attracts fish) behind it: Many of his friends had large boats, and they frequently traveled together trolling for mackerel.
(Definition of troll from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"troll" in British English

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trollnoun [C]

uk   /trəʊl/ /trɒl/  us   /troʊl/

trollverb [I or T]

uk   /trəʊl/ /trɒl/  us   /troʊl/
to try to catch fish by pulling a baited line through the water behind a boat: Boats were trolling for mackerel. They were trolling the colder waters of the Channel.
trolling
noun [U] /-ɪŋ/
They proposed a new law on internet trolling.
(Definition of troll from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"troll" in Business English

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trollverb [I]

uk   us   /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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