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verb     trot pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participletrotting
past tensetrotted
past participletrotted
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a horse or other animal trots, it moves more quickly than when walking but does not run

    The grey horse came trotting gracefully across the field.

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    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to ride on a horse that is trotting

      We trotted towards the first fence.

    See also canter1
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to walk with short quick steps
    trot into/along/after etc:

    He hurried off, his assistants trotting after him.

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