trip


trip
[[t]trɪ̱p[/t]]
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trips, tripping, tripped
1) N-COUNT A trip is a journey that you make to a particular place.
See also round trip

On the Thursday we went out on a day trip...

Mark was sent to the Far East on a business trip.

2) VERB If you trip when you are walking, you knock your foot against something and fall or nearly fall.

She tripped and fell last night and broke her hip...

[V on/over n] He tried to follow Jack's footsteps in the snow and tripped on a rock...

[V on/over n] The cables are all bright yellow to prevent you tripping over them.

Trip up means the same as trip.

V P I tripped up and hurt my foot... V P on/over n Make sure trailing flexes are kept out of the way so you don't trip up over them.

3) VERB If you trip someone who is walking, you put your foot or something else in front of them, so that they knock their own foot against it and fall or nearly fall.

[V n] One guy stuck his foot out and tried to trip me.

Trip up means the same as trip.

V n P He made a sudden dive for Uncle Jim's legs to try to trip him up... be V-ed P He was tripped up by a passer-by.

4) N-COUNT A trip is an experience that someone has when their mind is affected by a drug such as LSD. [INFORMAL]

An anxious or depressed person can experience a really bad trip.

5) VERB: usu cont If someone is tripping, they are having an experience in which their mind is affected by a drug such as LSD. [INFORMAL]

[V on n] One night I was tripping on acid. [Also V]

6) VERB If someone trips somewhere, they walk there with light, quick steps. [LITERARY]

[V prep/adv] A girl in a red smock tripped down the hill...

[V prep/adv] They tripped along with scarcely a care in the world.

7) N-COUNT: usu on n N (disapproval) If you say that someone is, for example, on a power trip, a guilt trip, or a nostalgia trip, you mean that their behaviour is motivated by power, guilt, or nostalgia. [INFORMAL]

There's such pressure to be happy in Hawaii, if you're unhappy you're on a guilt trip...

The biggest star perk, and the biggest power trip, must be the private plane.

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  • Trip — (tr[i^]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tripped} (tr[i^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tripping}.] [OE. trippen; akin to D. trippen, Dan. trippe, and E. tramp. See {Tramp}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • trip up — Trip Trip, v. t. 1. To cause to stumble, or take a false step; to cause to lose the footing, by striking the feet from under; to cause to fall; to throw off the balance; to supplant; often followed by up; as, to trip up a man in wrestling. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trip — UK US /trɪp/ noun [C] ► a journey to a place, where you stay for a short time, and then come back again: go on/make/take a trip »She always flies business class when she goes on trips to the US. ► a part of a journey to or back from a place: the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Trip — es un personaje de ficción de la serie de televisión Power Rangers, interpretado por Kevin Kleinberg. En Power Rangers: Fuerza del Tiempo Viene del planeta Xybria, de ahí el extraño color de su cabello (verde) y el cristal de visiones en su… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Trip — Sm Ausflug, Reise erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. trip, einer Ableitung von ne. trip trippeln (trippeln).    Ebenso nndl. trip, ne. trip, nschw. tripp, nnorw. tripp. ✎ DF 5 (1981), 468f.; Rey Debove/Gagnon… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache


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