The Word of the Day is TROLL

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(trɒl  trl  )

Word forms: plural3rd person singular present tense trolls   present participle trolling   past tensepast participle trolled  

1. countable noun

In Scandinavian mythologytrolls are creatures who look like ugly people. They live in caves or on mountains and steal children.
2. verb

If you troll somewhere, you go there in a casual and unhurried way.

[mainly Britishinformal]

I trolled along to see Michael Frayn’s play, ‘Noises Off’. [VERB preposition/adverb]
He rowed her ashore and then continued trolling around the lake. [VERB preposition/adverb]
3. verb

If you troll through papers or files, you look through them in a fairly casual way.

[mainly Britishinformal]

Trolling through the files revealed a photograph of me drinking coffee in the office. [VERB + through]
4. countable noun

troll is someone who posts unkind or offensive messages on social media sites, and often tries to start arguments with other users.

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