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Meaning of TRIP

Pronunciation:  trip

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  1. [n]  an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"
  2. [n]  a light or nimble tread; "he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"
  3. [n]  a journey for some purpose (usually including the return); "he took a trip to the shopping center"
  4. [n]  a catch mechanism that acts as a switch; "the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water"
  5. [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"
  6. [n]  a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs; "an acid trip"
  7. [v]  get high, stoned, or drugged; "He trips every weekend"
  8. [v]  put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
  9. [v]  make a trip for pleasure
  10. [v]  miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root."
  11. [v]  cause to stumble

TRIP is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
    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.
    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.
  3. \Trip\, n.
    1. A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a
             His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the
             trip of a light female step glide to or from the
             door.                                 --Sir W.
    2. A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt.
             I took a trip to London on the death of the queen.
    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.
    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
    7. A herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc. [Prov. Eng. &
    8. A troop of men; a host. [Obs.] --Robert of Brunne.
    9. (Zo["o]l.) A flock of widgeons.