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v. trolled, troll·ing, trolls
a. To fish for by trailing a baited line from behind a slowly moving boat.
b. To fish in by trailing a baited line: troll the lake for bass.
c. To trail (a baited line) in fishing.
a. To move around in (an area) or go to (different places) searching for something: "The players cautiously refrain from saying anything candid to the press trolling the clubhouse" (David Grann).
b. To examine or search through: trolling the classifieds for a cheap car.
a. To sing in succession the parts of (a round, for example).
b. To sing heartily: troll a carol.
4. To post inflammatory or irrelevant material on (an electronic forum) to provoke responses.
1. To fish by trailing a line, as from a moving boat.
a. To stroll along or wander: "As he was extremely early, he trolled past the community center" (David Bezmozgis).
b. To move around in an area or go to different places searching for something.
c. To examine or search through something: trolling through old family photos looking for a picture of my aunt.
3. Music To sing heartily or gaily.
a. The act of trolling for fish.
b. A lure, such as a spoon or spinner, that is used for trolling.
2. Music A vocal composition in successive parts; a round.
a. A person who posts inflammatory or otherwise unwanted material on an electronic forum, especially anonymously.
b. The material so posted.
[Middle English trollen, to wander about, from Old French troller, of Germanic origin. N., senses 3a and b, influenced by troll.]
1. A supernatural creature of Scandinavian folklore, variously portrayed as a friendly or mischievous dwarf or as a giant, that lives in caves, in the hills, or under bridges.
2. Derogatory A person, especially an older gay man, considered to be unpleasant or ugly.
[Old Norse, perhaps akin to Old Norse troea, to step, tread, and dialectal Norwegian trosa, to leave or go off tumultuously.]
American Heritage? Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright ? 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Angling) angling
a. to draw (a baited line, etc) through the water, often from a boat
b. to fish (a stretch of water) by trolling
c. to fish (for) by trolling
2. to roll or cause to roll
3. (Music, other) archaic to sing (a refrain, chorus, etc) or (of a refrain, etc) to be sung in a loud hearty voice
4. (intr) informal Brit to walk or stroll
5. (intr) homosexual slang to stroll around looking for sexual partners; cruise
6. (Computer Science) (intr) computing slang to post deliberately inflammatory articles on an internet discussion board
7. the act or an instance of trolling
8. (Angling) angling a bait or lure used in trolling, such as a spinner
9. (Computer Science) computing slang a person who submits deliberately inflammatory articles to an internet discussion
[C14: from Old French troller to run about; related to Middle High German trollen to run with short steps]
(European Myth & Legend) (in Scandinavian folklore) one of a class of supernatural creatures that dwell in caves or mountains and are depicted either as dwarfs or as giants
[C19: from Old Norse: demon; related to Danish trold]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 ? HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to sing or utter in a full, rolling voice.
2. to sing in the manner of a round or catch.
3. to fish in (a body of water) by trailing a line behind a slow-moving boat.
4. to cause to turn round and round; roll.v.i.
5. to sing.
6. to be uttered or sounded in such tones.
7. to fish by trolling.
8. to roll; turn round and round.
9. to move nimbly, as the tongue in speaking.n.
10. a song whose parts are sung in succession; a round.
11. the act of trolling.
12. the lure or hook, with or without the attached line, used in trolling.
[1350–1400; Middle English: to roll, stroll; compare Middle French troller to run here and there, Middle High German trollen to walk or run with short steps]
(in Scandinavian folklore) any of a race of supernatural beings, usu. hostile to humans, who live underground or in caves.
[1610–20; < Old Norse troll demon]
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troll- Originally a witch or sorceress.
See also related terms for witch.
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Past participle: trolled
Collins English Verb Tables ? HarperCollins Publishers 2011
A person who posts deliberately inflammatory messages on newsgroups, forums, or blog comment threads with the intention of provoking angry responses.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright ? 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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|Noun||1.||troll - (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains|
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
Scandinavia - a group of culturally related countries in northern Europe; Finland and Iceland are sometimes considered Scandinavian
|2.||troll - a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time; "they enjoyed singing rounds"|
partsong - a song with two or more voice parts
|3.||troll - a fisherman's lure that is used in trolling; "he used a spinner as his troll"|
|4.||troll - angling by drawing a baited line through the water|
angling - fishing with a hook and line (and usually a pole)
|Verb||1.||troll - circulate, move around|
|2.||troll - cause to move round and round; "The child trolled her hoop"|
|3.||troll - sing the parts of (a round) in succession|
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
sing - deliver by singing; "Sing Christmas carols"
|4.||troll - angle with a hook and line drawn through the water|
angle - fish with a hook
|5.||troll - sing loudly and without inhibition |
sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"
|6.||troll - praise or celebrate in song; "All tongues shall troll you"|
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
|7.||troll - speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice|
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troll[trəʊl] n → troll m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition ? HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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