- The definition of a trip is the act of going someplace and returning, especially on a vacation.
- An example of a trip is when you go to the store and come back.
- An example of a trip is when you go to Hawaii for vacation.
- Trip is defined as to catch your foot or someone else's on something and stumble or fall, or to make a mistake or to catch someone else in a mistake.
- An example of trip is when you catch your foot on an extension cord as you walk across the room and stumble.
- An example of trip is when you stick your foot out as someone walks by, getting in his way and causing him to stumble.
- An example of trip is when you trip up and add two numbers wrong.
- An example of trip is when you try to trip someone up or catch him in a mistake by repeatedly asking the same question in different ways.
trip definition by Webster's New World
- to walk, run, or dance with light, rapid steps; skip; caper
- to stumble, esp. by catching the foot
- to make a false step, inaccuracy, or mistake; err
- to falter in speaking
- to run past the pallet of the escapement without catching: said of a tooth of the escapement wheel of a watch
- Rare to take a trip; journey
- ☆ Slang to experience a trip ()
Origin: Middle English trippen ; from Old French treper ; from Germanic an unverified form trippon (from source Old English treppan, to step): see trap
- to make stumble, esp. by catching the foot: sometimes with up
- to cause to make a false step or mistake
- to cause to fail or stop; obstruct
- to catch (a person) in a lie, error, etc.: often with up
- to release (a spring, wheel, or other mechanical part), as by the action of a detent
- to start or operate (a mechanism) by this
- Now Rare to perform (a dance) lightly and nimbly
- to raise (an anchor) clear of the bottom
- to tilt (a yard) into position for lowering
- to raise (an upper mast) so that the fid may be removed before lowering
- a light, quick tread
- a traveling from one place to another; journey, esp. a short one; excursion, jaunt, etc.
- a going to a place and returning: made three trips to the kitchen
- a stumble
- a maneuver for causing someone to stumble or fall, as by catching the foot
- a mistake; blunder
- any mechanical contrivance for tripping a part, as a pawl
- its action
- ☆ Slang
- an experience or period of euphoria, hallucinations, etc. induced by a psychedelic drug, esp. LSD
- an experience that is pleasing, exciting, unusual, etc.
- any activity, mode of conduct, state of mind, etc.: a spiritual trip
Origin: tr(ansformation-)i(nduced) p(lasticity)
trip definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A going from one place to another; a journey.
- A stumble or fall.
- A maneuver causing someone to stumble or fall.
- A mistake.
- Slang a. A hallucinatory experience induced by a psychedelic drug: an acid trip.b. An intense, stimulating, or exciting experience: a power trip.
- Slang a. A usually temporary but absorbing interest or preoccupation: He's on another health food trip.b. A certain way of life or situation: “deny that his reclusiveness is some sort of deliberate star trip” (Patricia Bosworth).
- A light or nimble tread.
- a. A device, such as a pawl, for triggering a mechanism.b. The action of such a device.
- To stumble.
- To move nimbly with light rapid steps; skip.
- To be released, as a tooth on an escapement wheel in a watch.
- To make a trip.
- To make a mistake: tripped up on the last question.
- Slang To have a drug-induced hallucination.
- To cause to stumble or fall.
- To trap or catch in an error or inconsistency.
- To release (a catch, trigger, or switch), thereby setting something in operation.
- Nautical a. To raise (an anchor) from the bottom.b. To tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for lowering.c. To lift (an upper mast) in order to remove the fid before lowering.
Origin: Middle English, act of tripping, from trippen, to trip, from Old French tripper, to stamp the foot, of Germanic origin.
trip - Phrases/Idioms
trip the light fantastic
trip the light fantastic