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meanings of troll


  1. To fish in; to try to catch fish from.
  2. To sing the parts of in succession, as of a round, a catch, and the like; also, to sing loudly, freely or in a carefree way.
  3. To trundle, to roll from side to side.
  4. To move circularly; to roll; to turn.
  5. To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.
  6. To angle for with a trolling line, or with a hook drawn along the surface of the water; hence, to allure.
  7. To incite anger (including outside of an Internet context); to provoke, harass or annoy.
  8. To draw someone or something out, to entice, to lure as if with trailing bait.
  9. (to post inflammatory material so as) to attempt to lure others into combative argument for purposes of personal entertainment and/or gratuitous disruption, especially in an online community or discussion.
  10. To stroll about in order to find a sexual partner.
  11. To saunter.
  12. To fish using a line and bait or lures trailed behind a boat similarly to trawling; to lure fish with bait.


  1. The act of moving round; routine; repetition.
  2. A song whose parts are sung in succession; a catch; a round.
  3. An ugly person of either sex, especially one seeking sexual experiences.
  4. A supernatural being of varying size, now especially a grotesque humanoid creature living in caves or hills or under bridges.
  5. A trolley.
  6. Optical ejections from the top of the electrically active core regions of thunderstorms that are red in color that seem to occur after tendrils of vigorous sprites extend downward toward the cloud tops.
  7. A person who provokes others (chiefly on the Internet) for their own personal amusement or to cause disruption.
  8. An instance of trolling, especially, in fishing, the trailing of a baited line.


  1. A native or resident of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.

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