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trot

 (trŏt)
n.
1.
a. The gait of a horse or other four-footed animal, between a walk and a canter in speed, in which diagonal pairs of legs move forward together.
b. A ride on a horse moving with this gait.
2. A gait of a person, faster than a walk; a jog.
3. Sports A race for trotters.
4. See pony.
5. trots Informal Diarrhea. Used with the.
6. A toddler.
7. Archaic An old woman.
v. trot·ted, trot·ting, trots
v.intr.
1. To go or move at a trot.
2. To proceed rapidly; hurry.
v.tr.
To cause to move at a trot.
Phrasal Verb:
trot out Informal
To bring out and show for inspection or admiration: "His novel trots out an Irish president named Finn" (Charles E. Claffey).

[Middle English, from Old French, from troter, to trot, of Germanic origin. N., sense 7, origin unknown.]

trot out

vb
(tr, adverb) informal to bring forward, as for approbation or admiration, esp repeatedly: he trots out the same excuses every time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.trot out - bring out and show for inspection and admirationtrot out - bring out and show for inspection and admiration; "His novel trots out a rich heiress"; "always able to trot out some new excuse"
bring out, reveal, uncover, unveil - make visible; "Summer brings out bright clothes"; "He brings out the best in her"
Translations

w>trot out

vi ? trot VIhinaustraben/-zockeln/-trippeln
vt sep excuses, theories, names, listaufwarten or kommen mit
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Scioscia said Anderson playing center is something the club ``will look at,'' but it would appear to be the only option to trot out their best lineup.
And his chairman Mohamed Al Fayed, who owns a tidy boutique in a fashionable London side street, dropped in by helicopter to trot out the party line - and deliver a new consignment of Fulham's "lucky" choc bars before Sunday's glamorous works outing to Old Trafford.