- (no plural) to go at a trotir al troteto break into a trot
trotarempezar a trotaron the trot (British) [colloquial]four times/nights on the trotcuatro veces/noches seguidasI've been on the trot since five this morningdesde las cinco de la mañana que estoy a las carreras [colloquial]they keep me on the trotno me dan ni un minuto de pazto have the trots [colloquial]tener diarreaestar churriento (Colombia) or (Chile) churrete [colloquial]tener cagalera (Spain) or (Mexico) chorrillo [colloquial]
intransitive verb present participle trotting past tense, past participle trotted
- 1 (Riding)(horse/rider)
- I thought about paying to ride one of the horses, and slowly trotting down the road, until I was out of the sight of the zoo's curator, and then galloping away.
- By changing the relationship of these lines of influence, we can ask the horse to walk, trot, stop, back or turn and to do those things in a particular direction at a particular speed.
- We moved off, and I walked, trotted, and cantered on a horse I had only dreamed about owning.
- 2 (go) (+ adverb complement) I'm just trotting across or over to the libraryvoy un momento hasta la bibliotecait's about time I was trotting along or offes hora de que me vayashe trots down to the stores every Wednesdayva de compras todos los miércolesExample sentences
- Lady hesitated for a moment, watching the two in front of her with an inquisitive look before trotting off briskly to catch up.
- She trotted briskly into the ring and saluted the judge and then she started.
- Her face became even more troubled, and she trotted off briskly towards their monument.
(excuses/clichés)he trotted out the usual platitudes
salió con las mismas perogrulladas de siempre2 (facts)
recitar de memoria
recitar como un loro [colloquial]
- (British) [colloquial] [derogatory]Example sentences
- It admits that a third of its executive committee are Trots, and there does seem to be a hardline Bolshevik edge to the organisation's campaigning.
- In Marxist terms, the Trots have preferred feudal theocracy to bourgeois democracy which - in non-Marxist terms - is disgraceful and stupid, as a few members of the far Left are starting to realise.
- The days of Trots taking over constituency Labour parties did Labour no good.
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