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  1. trip
  2. verb

    • 1. catch one's foot on something and stumble or fall:

      he tripped over his cat she tripped up during the penultimate lap
      Synonym : stumble, lose one's footing, catch one's foot, slip, lose one's balance, stagger, totter, slide, fall, fall down, tumble, topple, take a spill, measure one's length
    • 2. cause to stumble and fall:

      she shot out her foot to trip him up
    • 3. make a mistake:

      taxpayers often trip up by not declaring taxable income
      Synonym : make a mistake, miscalculate, make a blunder, blunder, go wrong, get something wrong, make an error, err, slip up, screw up, make a boo-boo, boob, drop a clanger, goof up
    • 4. detect or expose someone in an error, blunder, or inconsistency:

      the man was determined to trip him up on his economics
      Synonym : catch out, trap, trick, outwit, outsmart, put someone off their stride, throw off balance, disconcert, unsettle, discountenance, discomfit, throw, wrong-foot, catch on the hop
    • 5. walk, run, or dance with quick light steps:

      they tripped up the terrace steps
      Synonym : run lightly, skip, dance, prance, waltz, bound, spring, hop, gambol, caper, frisk, scamper
    • 6. (of words) flow lightly and easily:

      a name that trips off the tongue the guest list tripped from her lips
    • 7. activate (a mechanism), especially by contact with a switch, catch, or other electrical device:

      an intruder trips the alarm
      Synonym : set off, activate, trigger, turn on, switch on, flip, throw
    • 8. (of part of an electric circuit) disconnect automatically as a safety measure:

      the plugs will trip as soon as any change in current is detected
    • 9. release and raise (an anchor) from the seabed by means of a buoyed line attached to the anchor's crown.

    • 10. turn (a yard or other object) from a horizontal to a vertical position for lowering.

    • 11. experience hallucinations induced by taking a psychedelic drug, especially LSD:

      they prance around tripping out on their hallucinogens
    • 12. be behaving in an irrational or crazy way:

      you're tripping if you think I'm hanging around I would like to know if I'm the one who's trippin' or if it's him
    • 13. go on a short journey:

      when tripping through the Yukon take some time to explore our museums
      Synonym : travel, take a trip, go on a trip/excursion/journey, journey, tour, trek, hike, cruise, peregrinate


  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: trip, plural noun: trips

    • v.: verb: trip, 3rd person present: trips, gerund or present participle: tripping, past tense: tripped, past participle: tripped

    • noun

      a flock or group of goats, sheep, or other animals:

      a small flock of wildfowl:

    • verb

      catch one's foot on something and stumble or fall:

      cause to stumble and fall:

    • noun

      a journey or excursion, especially for pleasure:

      the distance from start to finish of a race:

    • noun

      a flock or group of goats, sheep, or other animals:

      a small flock of wildfowl:

    • noun

      a journey made by car, bus, etc.

      in sports, a series of games played away from home.

    • verb

      make a journey by car, bus, etc.:
    • noun

      an intellectually stimulating experience.

      an act performed primarily for self-gratification.

    • noun

      an experience of feeling guilty about something, especially when such guilt is excessive, self-indulgent, or unfounded:
    • verb

      make (someone) feel guilty, especially in order to induce them to do something:
    • noun

      a style of dance music, usually slow in tempo, that combines elements of hip-hop and dub reggae with softer, more ambient sounds.
    • noun

      an electronic odometer, typically with extra capabilities such as the ability to calculate fuel consumption.
    • noun

      a visit made to a place for work purposes, typically one involving a journey of some distance:
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