troll - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/trɒl/

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/trəʊl/
present tense
I/you/we/theytroll
he/she/ittrolls
present participletrolling
past tensetrolled
past participletrolled
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] computing showing disapproval to write negative and hostile comments on a website in order to provoke people
  2. 2
    [intransitive] informal to walk somewhere in a relaxed way
  3. 3
    [intransitive] mainly American to try to catch fish using a fishing line tied to the back of a boat
  4.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    4
    to mock someone online, often in a subtle or undeclared way

    Pete Souza, the former chief photographer for Barack Obama in the White House, appears to be attempting to troll Donald Trump on Instagram.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 09/02/2017

derived word

trolling

 

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noun [uncountable]

phrasal verbs