trip (plural trips)
- A journey; an excursion or jaunt.
- We made a trip to the beach.
- Alexander Pope
- I took a trip to London on the death of the queen.
- A stumble or misstep.
- He was injured due to a trip down the stairs.
- (figuratively) An error; a failure; a mistake.
- Imperfect words, with childish trips.
- Each seeming trip, and each digressive start.
- A period of time in which one experiences drug-induced reverie or hallucinations.
- He had a strange trip after taking LSD.
- A faux pas, a social error.
- Intense involvement in or enjoyment of a condition.
- ego trip; power trip; nostalgia trip; guilt trip
- (engineering) A mechanical or electrical cutout device
- It's dark because the trip operated.
- A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
- Sir Walter Scott
- His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the trip of a light female step glide to or from the door.
- Sir Walter Scott
- (obsolete) A small piece; a morsel; a bit.
- A trip of cheese.
- The act of tripping someone, or causing them to lose their footing.
- And watches with a trip his foe to foil.
- It is the sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground.
- (nautical) A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
- (obsolete, UK, Scotland, dialect) A herd or flock of sheep, goats, etc.
- (obsolete) A troop of men; a host.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Robert of Brunne to this entry?)
- A flock of wigeons.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- (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.
- (transitive, 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.
- (transitive) 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.
- (intransitive) To be activated, as by a signal or an event.
- The alarm system tripped, throwing everyone into a panic.
- (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.
- To journey, to make a trip.
- Last somewhere we tripped to the coast.
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