trot Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “trot” - English Dictionary

"trot" in American English

See all translations

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.
trot
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)







"trot" in British English

See all translations

trotverb

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.

trotnoun

uk   /trɒt/  us   /trɑːt/
(Definition of trot from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of trot?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More