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troll

1. verb In an online platform such as a forum, message board, social media site, etc., to intentionally attempt to antagonize or provoke others by posting inflammatory, irrelevant, or inappropriate messages or other content. The same user kept trolling the message board by posting bizarre images, so we banned him.
2. verb To publicly target someone or some entity for ridicule or mockery, typically online, such as via social media, and often in a coy or indirect way. I love how fast food restaurants are now starting to troll each other on Twitter.
3. verb To stroll. Primarily heard in UK. We trolled around the park before lunch.
4. verb, slang To visit a public place for the purpose of finding a sexual partner. Often said of homosexual men. The days of guys trolling public bathrooms are mostly over.
5. noun A nasty and often ugly person. Likened to the legendary creature of the same name known for harassing people and having a grotesque appearance. That man is total troll—who yells at little kids like that?
6. noun In an online platform such as a forum, message board, social media site, etc., a person who intentionally attempts to antagonize or provoke others by posting inflammatory, irrelevant, or inappropriate messages or other content. Ugh, don't listen to anything that user has to say, he's a real troll.
7. noun An inflammatory, irrelevant, or inappropriate message or other content posted in an online platform such as a forum, message board, social media site, etc., as an intentional attempt to antagonize or provoke others. Don't even bother reading any trolls from that user. He's just trying to start a fight.

troll

1. n. an ugly person; a grouchy person. Gee, that dame is a real troll. What’s her problem?
2. n. an internet user who sends inflammatory or provocative messages designed to elicit negative responses or start a flame-war. (As a fisherman trolls for an unsuspecting fish.) Don’t answer those silly messages. Some troll is just looking for an argument.
3. n. a message sent by a troll (sense 2). Every time I get a troll, I just delete it.

troll booth

n. a (highway) toll booth. There’s another troll booth up ahead!
See also: troll
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Recently, Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra was trolled for wearing a small dress while meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
While trolling natural baits may offer a more lifelike bait presentation and introduce the element of scent into your trolling spread, natural baits cannot be trolled as fast as lures without washing out.
Rigged naked or skirted natural baits on 80-to 150-pound fluorocarbon leaders and circle hooks are either trolled directly behind and adjacent to the dredges outside of the prop-wash or are dropped back to a fish once it is spotted investigating a dredge.
Jayarajan had been widely trolled a few months ago, when he mistook legendary boxer Muhammad Ali for a Kerala sportsman, and offered his condolences to the "famous sportsman from Kerala".
A strong strike could knock an angler off even if the rod is trolled off the rear of the board.
In the Big Bend portion of the Gulf, the water is so shallow for so many miles offshore that grouper can be trolled without particularly deep running gear, but along most of the rest of the Gulf Coast if you can't troll at least 25 feet deep, you're not really in the game.
Inshore fishing gives you a wide variety of targets and every one of them will hit a trolled bait.