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This entry would be better if it was split by etymology. --Gobbler 18:08, 5 February 2007 (UTC)


/tʃɹɪp/, really? Where? For non IPA readers, these would roughly correspond to "tshrip" (that is, same as the usual pronunciation with an extra -sh- sound). Mglovesfun (talk) 14:19, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

The pronunciation /tʃɹɪp/ is probably the standard pronunciation in most of America. Affrication of /t/ before /r/ is almost ubiquitous in American English. If you speak American English natively, you probably think you hear /tr/ even when you are actually hearing [tʃɹ], much as you hear [t] as /d/ at the beginning of words. 16:55, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
I disagree. [tʃɹɪp], certainly; /tʃɹɪp/, never. (If it were /tʃɹɪp/, then that's how Americans would hear it!) —RuakhTALK 19:33, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Etyl questionsEdit

The words linked in the etyl all seem to exist, just not in the languages indicated, which is a bit frustrating for those of us trying to ascertain the meaning of source words. Also, is the sense "to stumble" really from the same root verb as "to make a voyage"? If so, how did this divergence in meaning come about? -- Eiríkr ÚtlendiTala við mig 07:17, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Intense enjoyment of a conditionEdit

Hard to phrase it, but I think a trip (ego trip etc.) is more like a kick: it is the focus on something for a period, rather than the enjoyment of it. Equinox 13:19, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

I think there are different aspects of this, but I am not sure. Perhaps "experience" instead of "enjoyment".
AHD has four senses:
  1. A hallucinatory experience induced by a psychedelic drug: an acid trip.
  2. An intense, stimulating, or exciting experience: a power trip.
  3. A usually temporary but absorbing interest or preoccupation: He's on another health food trip.
  4. A certain way of life or situation: "deny that his reclusiveness is some sort of deliberate star trip" (Patricia Bosworth).
-- DCDuring TALK 15:03, 19 April 2012 (UTC)


Hello, I think a meaning is missing ob this article. It is about the detectro. Some examples to illustrate

Thanks in advance. Pamputt (talk) 07:31, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

We do have this already: "To activate or set in motion, as in the activation of a trap, explosive, or switch." But it's marked as transitive only. Your first example seems to be intransitive. Equinox 11:06, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
I am not sure because I have already met this word with the opposite meaning: a detector is stopped because the intensity or the current is too high but I am not sure that it is exactly that. However, this is how I understood the previous examples ... Pamputt (talk) 15:56, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

"German: trippen"Edit

What kind of "German" is this word supposed to be? Not modern-day German for sure. There is the word "trippeln", and there is the word Trippe, but I have no idea what "trippen" is supposed to be. The link leads to a Swedish word. -- 17:49, 25 December 2015 (UTC)


AAVE seems to have a definition reminiscent of 7 but distinctly not drug-related. —suzukaze (tc) 09:39, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Return to "trip" page.