Find the word definition

Crossword clues for trotting

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Trot \Trot\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Trotting.] [OE. trotten, OF. troter, F. trotter; probably of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. tread; cf. OHG. trott?n to tread. See Tread.]

  1. To proceed by a certain gait peculiar to quadrupeds; to ride or drive at a trot. See Trot, n.

  2. Fig.: To run; to jog; to hurry.

    He that rises late must trot all day, and will scarcely overtake his business at night.

  1. Of an animal that trots. n. The action of the verb trot. v

  2. (present participle of trot English)

  1. n. a slow pace of running [syn: jog, lope]

  2. radicals who support Trotsky's theory that socialism must be established throughout the world by continuing revolution [syn: Trotskyite, Trotskyist]

  3. a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly) [syn: pony, crib]

  4. a gait faster than a walk; diagonally opposite legs strike the ground together

  5. [also: trotting, trotted]

  1. v. run at a moderately swift pace [syn: jog, clip]

  2. ride at a trot

  3. cause to trot; "She trotted the horse home"

  4. [also: trotting, trotted]


See trot

Usage examples of "trotting".

But Vakhtang was already trotting back toward Gunib, waving to show all was well.

Then she sent a herd of raindeer trotting across the spot where the real Chasm had been blocked out, bringing a small rainstorm with them.

Stablemen trotting out mounts tangled with armsmen bearing torches and youths bearing steel to the sworn men.

The wolf dog, torn between staying with its master and trotting alongside Drybone, raced back and forth in the growing distance between them.

His companions did likewise, and began trotting close to hear what Old Mother had to say.

Mai Naysayer put a foot to the stirrup and mounted the blue, and after trotting the stallion back a few paces, he jumped the creek on horseback.

Her horse had led her onto the fixed span of the bridge and was now trotting forward.

Mat replied, trotting down the steps as if he had not a care in the world.

Tinker caravan appeared ahead of them, a line of garishly painted and lacquered wagons rolling slowly southward down the other side of the road with massive dogs trotting alongside.

Grainy-eyed and groggy, Mat trudged out of his tent while the sky was still dark to find men and women with lanterns trotting to get ready when they were not running, and nearly everyone shouting for somebody or other to move faster.

Their plates were abandoned barely touched, and they kept her two serving men trotting to refill wine cups.

The serving women, in dark high-necked dresses and short white aprons, stopped trotting and goggled over their trays.

Some tried to mingle with the men who had followed Perrin, to reunite with brothers, sons, nephews, friends, but Tam chivvied them away, trotting his black gelding up and down as he arranged them in three ever-expanding ranks to either side of the horsemen.

Shaido turned and began trotting north, paralleling the ridge, still beating their bucklers.

It rolled off, on iron wheels, the dog trotting along behind, tongue lolling and eyes bright over the remembrance of the fun.