Trip meaning

trĭp
A going from one place to another; a journey.
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A stumble or fall.
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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.

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A maneuver causing someone to stumble or fall.
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To make a mistake.

Tripped up on the last question.

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To have a drug-induced hallucination.
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To cause to stumble or fall.
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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.

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A mistake.
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A light or nimble tread.
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To stumble.
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To be released, as a tooth on an escapement wheel in a watch.
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To make a trip.
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To walk, run, or dance with light, rapid steps; skip; caper.
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To stumble, esp. by catching the foot.
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To make a false step, inaccuracy, or mistake; err.
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To falter in speaking.
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To run past the pallet of the escapement without catching.
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To take a trip; journey.
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To experience a trip.
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To make stumble, esp. by catching the foot.
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To catch (a person) in a lie, error, etc.
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To perform (a dance) lightly and nimbly.
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To raise (an anchor) clear of the bottom.
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A light, quick tread.
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A mistake; blunder.
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Designating or of any of several high-strength, highly ductile steel alloys containing chromium, molybdenum, nickel, and carbon.
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A journey; an excursion or jaunt.

We made a trip to the beach.

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He was injured due to a trip down the stairs.

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(figuratively) An error; a failure; a mistake.
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A period of time in which one experiences drug-induced reverie or hallucinations.

He had a strange trip after taking LSD.

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A faux pas, a social error.
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Intense involvement in or enjoyment of a condition.

Ego trip; power trip; nostalgia trip; guilt trip.

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(engineering) A mechanical or electrical cutout device.

It's dark because the trip operated.

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A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.

Trip the light fantastic.

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The act of tripping someone, or causing them to lose their footing.
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(nautical) A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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(intransitive) To fall over or stumble over an object as a result of striking it with one's foot.

Be careful not to trip on the tree roots.

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(sometimes followed by "up") To cause (a person or animal) to fall or stumble.

A pedestrian was able to trip the burglar as he was running away.

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(intransitive) To be guilty of a misstep or mistake; to commit an offence against morality, propriety, etc.
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To activate or set in motion, as in the activation of a trap, explosive, or switch.

When we get into the factory, trip the lights.

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(intransitive) To be activated, as by a signal or an event.

The alarm system tripped, throwing everyone into a panic.

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(intransitive) To experience a state of reverie or to hallucinate, due to consuming psychoactive drugs.

After taking the LSD, I started tripping about fairies and colors.

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(intransitive) To journey, to make a trip.

Last summer we tripped to the coast.

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(intransitive, dated) To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip.
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(nautical) To raise (an anch) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
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(nautical) To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.
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(poker slang) Of or relating to trips.
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To move nimbly with light rapid steps; skip.
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To trap or catch in an error or inconsistency.
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To release (a catch, trigger, or switch), thereby setting something in operation.
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trip the light fantastic
  • To dance.
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trip the light fantastic
  • To engage in ballroom dancing.
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Origin of trip

  • Middle English act of tripping from trippen to trip from Old French tripper to stamp the foot of Germanic origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French tripper (noun is from the verb), from a Frankish source: compare Middle Dutch trippen, Middle Low German trippen (Danish trippe), Frisian tripje.
    From Wiktionary