trot - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [singular] the speed of a horse or other animal when it moves more quickly than when walking but does not run

    The horse slowed to a trot.

     Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      [countable] a ride on a horse that is trotting

      a trot around the park

       Synonyms and related words
    2. b.
      [singular] the speed of someone walking with short quick steps

      He set off at a trot.

      break into a trot (=start walking faster so that you are trotting):

      When he saw us, he broke into a brisk trot.

  2. 2




    [countable] British informal an insulting word for someone with left-wing political ideas
  3. 3
    [countable] Australian informal a period of time in which you have a particular kind of luck

    Simpson hoped his bad trot was about to end.

  4. 4

    the trots

    [plural] informal diarrhoea