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English noun: troll

1. troll (person) (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains


Broader (hypernym)mythical creature, mythical monster


Domain categoryfolklore


Domain regionScandinavia

2. troll (communication) 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


SamplesThey enjoyed singing rounds.


Synonymsround


Broader (hypernym)partsong

3. troll (artifact) a fisherman's lure that is used in trolling


SamplesHe used a spinner as his troll.


Broader (hypernym)fish lure, fisherman's lure

4. troll (act) angling by drawing a baited line through the water


Synonymstrolling


Broader (hypernym)angling


English verb: troll

1. troll (motion) circulate, move around


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)circle, circulate

2. troll (motion) cause to move round and round


SamplesThe child trolled her hoop.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)roll, wheel

3. troll (creation) sing the parts of (a round) in succession


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sing


Domain categorymusic

4. troll (competition) angle with a hook and line drawn through the water


ExamplesThe men troll the area for animals , The men troll for animals in the area


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)angle

5. troll (communication) sing loudly and without inhibition


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)sing

6. troll (communication) praise or celebrate in song


SamplesAll tongues shall troll you.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)praise

7. troll (communication) speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize









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