Definitions for: Trip


[n] an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"
[n] a light or nimble tread; "he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"
[n] a journey for some purpose (usually including the return); "he took a trip to the shopping center"
[n] a catch mechanism that acts as a switch; "the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water"
[n] an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
[n] a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs; "an acid trip"
[v] get high, stoned, or drugged; "He trips every weekend"
[v] put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
[v] make a trip for pleasure
[v] miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root."
[v] cause to stumble



Webster (1913) Definition: Trip, n. i. [imp. & p. p. Tripped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Tripping.] [OE. trippen; akin to D. trippen, Dan. trippe,
and E. tramp. See Tramp.]
1. To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly;
to skip; to move the feet nimbly; -- sometimes followed by
it. See It, 5.

This horse anon began to trip and dance. --Chaucer.

Come, and trip it, as you go, On the light fantastic
toe. --Milton.

She bounded by, and tripped so light They had not
time to take a steady sight. --Dryden.

2. To make a brief journey or pleasure excursion; as, to trip
to Europe.

3. To take a quick step, as when in danger of losing one's
balance; hence, to make a false; to catch the foot; to
lose footing; to stumble.

4. Fig.: To be guilty of a misstep; to commit an offense
against morality, propriety, or rule; to err; to mistake;
to fail. ``Till his tongue trip.'' --Locke.

A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind
understanding; there is no remedy, but it must trip
and stumble. --South.

Virgil is so exact in every word that none can be
changed but for a worse; he pretends sometimes to
trip, but it is to make you think him in danger when
most secure. --Dryden.

What? dost thou verily trip upon a word? --R.
Browning.


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.

The words of Hobbes's defense trip up the heels of
his cause. --Abp.
Bramhall.

2. Fig.: To overthrow by depriving of support; to put an
obstacle in the way of; to obstruct; to cause to fail.

To trip the course of law, and blunt the sword.
--Shak.

3. To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict. [R.]

These her women can trip me if I err. --Shak.

4. (Naut.)
(a) To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or
buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
(b) To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for
lowering it.

5. (Mach.) To release, let fall, or see free, as a weight or
compressed spring, as by removing a latch or detent.


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

His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the
trip of a light female step glide to or from the
door. --Sir W.
Scott.

2. A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt.

I took a trip to London on the death of the queen.
--Pope.

3. A false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or
balance. Fig.: An error; a failure; a mistake.

Imperfect words, with childish trips. --Milton.

Each seeming trip, and each digressive start.
--Harte.

4. A small piece; a morsel; a bit. [Obs.] ``A trip of
cheese.'' --Chaucer.

5. A stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his
antagonist to lose footing.

And watches with a trip his foe to foil. --Dryden.

It is the sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a
man to the ground. --South.

6. (Naut.) A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to
windward.

7. A herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc. [Prov. Eng. &
Scott.]

8. A troop of men; a host. [Obs.] --Robert of Brunne.

9. (Zo["o]l.) A flock of widgeons.

Synonyms: activate, actuate, get off, jaunt, misstep, set off, slip, spark, spark off, stumble, stumble, touch off, travel, trigger, trigger off, trip out, trip up, tripper, turn on

See Also: bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, catch, come about, commute, errand, fall, flight, flub, foul-up, founder, fuckup, go, go on, hallucination, hap, happen, initiate, journey, journey, journeying, junket, locomote, misadventure, mischance, mishap, move, occur, pass, pass off, peregrinate, pioneer, ply, round trip, run, run, service call, spill, step, stop, take place, travel back and forth, travel to, trek, trip, tumble, visit, walk

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