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. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: To run; to jog; to hurry. [1913 Webster]

He that rises late must trot all day, and will scarcely overtake his business at night. --Franklin. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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