Middle English ( trippen “ tread or step lightly and nimbly, skip, dance ”), perhaps from Old French ( triper “ to hop or dance around, strike with the feet ”), from a source; or alternatively from Frankish Middle Dutch trippen ( "to skip, trip, hop, stamp, trample"; > Modern Dutch ( trippelen “ to toddle, patter, trip ”) ). Akin to Middle Low German ( > trippen Danish ( trippe “ to trip ”), Swedish ( trippa “ to mince, trip ”)), West Frisian ( tripje “ to toddle, trip ”), German ( trippeln “ to scurry ”), Old English ( treppan “ to trample, tread ”). Related also to , trap . tramp
trip ( plural ) trips A
journey; an excursion or jaunt.
We made a trip to the beach.
I took a
trip to London on the death of the queen.
1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in : The Celebrity
We made an odd party before the arrival of the Ten, particularly when the Celebrity dropped in for lunch or dinner. He could not be induced to remain permanently at Mohair because Miss Trevor was at Asquith, but he appropriated a Hempstead cart from the Mohair stables and made the trip sometimes twice in a day. 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
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 cutout device.
( electricity ) A trip-switch or cut-out.
It's dark because the trip operated. A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
trip the light fantastic W Sir
His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the
trip of a light female step glide to or from the door.
( obsolete ) A small piece; a morsel; a bit.
The act of tripping someone, or causing them to lose their footing.
And watches with a
trip his foe to foil. South
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 , Britain , 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.
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udhëtim (sq) m Arabic:
رِحْلَة ( f riḥla), سَفَر ( m safar) Armenian:
( ուղեւորություն ułeworutʿyun), զբոսարշավ ( (hy) zbosaršav), արշավ ( (hy) aršav) Azeri:
səyahət , (az) səfər (az) Basque:
bidaia (eu) Belarusian:
пае́здка ( f pajézdka), падаро́жжа ( n padaróžža) Bulgarian:
пъту́ване (bg) ( n pǎtúvane), пътеше́ствие (bg) ( n pǎtešéstvie) Chinese:
旅行 ( (zh) lǚxíng), 旅遊 , (zh) ( 旅游 lǚyóu), 旅途 ( (zh) lǚtú), 旅程 ( (zh) lǚchéng) Czech:
výlet (cs) m Danish:
rejse (da) Dutch:
tocht (nl) m Esperanto:
, ferð reisa Finnish:
matka , (fi) reissu , (fi) retki (fi) French: (long)
voyage (fr) , (short) m balade (fr) , m tour (fr) m Georgian:
( მოგზაურობა mogzauroba) German:
Reise (de) f Greek:
ταξίδι (el) ( n taxídi) Hebrew:
מַסָּע ( m masá) Hindi:
यात्रा (hi) ( f yātrā), सैर ( f sair) Hungarian:
kirándulás , (hu) utazás (hu) Icelandic:
ferð , (is) för , (is) reisa (is) Ido:
exkurso (io) Interlingua:
viaggio (it) , m gita (it) f Japanese:
旅行 ( (ja) りょこう, ryokō), 旅 ( (ja) たび, tabi) Kazakh:
сапар ( (kk) sapar), саяхат ( (kk) sayaxat) Korean:
여행 ( (ko) yeohaeng) Latin:
iter (la) n Latvian:
brauciens , m ceļojums , m reiss , m ceļojums , m reiss m Lithuanian:
kelionė (lt) , f reisas (lt) m Macedonian:
патување ( n patuvanje) Maori:
please add this translation if you can Norwegian:
reise (no) Old Norse:
سفر ( (fa) safar) Polish:
wycieczka (pl) , f podróż (pl) f Portuguese:
viagem (pt) f Romanian:
excursie (ro) , f voiaj (ro) , n călătorie (ro) f Russian:
пое́здка (ru) ( f pojézdka), путеше́ствие (ru) ( n putešéstvije) Scottish Gaelic:
cuairt , f turas m Serbo-Croatian:
путова́ње n Roman:
putovánje (sh) n Skolt Sami:
výlet m Spanish:
viaje (es) m Swedish:
resa (sv) , c tripp (sv) , c tur (sv) c Tajik:
сафар ( (tg) safar) Turkish:
gezi , (tr) seyahat , (tr) yolculuk (tr) Ukrainian:
пої́здка ( f pojízdka), по́дорож ( f pódorož) Uzbek:
sayohat , (uz) safar (uz) Vietnamese:
error; a failure; a mistake
period of time in which one experiences drug-induced reverie or hallucinations
intense involvement in or enjoyment of a condition
engineering: mechanical or electrical cutout device
nautical: single board, or tack
trip ( third-person singular simple present , trips present participle , tripping simple past and past participle ) tripped
( 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.
1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 5
Early in his boyhood he had learned to form ropes by twisting and tying long grasses together, and with these he was forever
tripping Tublat or attempting to hang him from some overhanging branch.
( intransitive ) To be guilty of a misstep or mistake; to commit an offence against morality, propriety, etc.
till his tongue
A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind understanding; there is no remedy, but it must
trip and stumble. Dryden
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.
( transitive , obsolete ) To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict.
These her women can
trip me if I err.
( 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.
( intransitive ) To journey, to make a trip.
Last summer we tripped to the coast.
( intransitive , dated ) To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip.
trip it, as you go, / On the light fantastic toe. Dryden
She bounded by, and
tripped so light / They had not time to take a steady sight.
( nautical ) To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
( nautical ) To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.
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Terms derived from
fall over or stumble over an object
( stumble ) ( 躓く つまづく, tsumazuku), ( fall over ) ( 転ぶ 転ぶ, korobu) Maori:
, tūtuki , tapepa , tapepe tukituki ( repeatedly , ) tatu Portuguese:
tropeçar (pt) Romanian:
împiedica (ro) Russian:
спотыка́ться (ru) ( impf spotykátʹsja), споткну́ться (ru) ( pf spotknútʹsja), запина́ться (ru) ( impf zapinátʹsja), запну́ться (ru) ( pf zapnútʹsja) Spanish:
tropezar (es) Swedish:
snava , (sv) snubbla (sv)
to activate or set in motion
to experience a state of reverie or to hallucinate
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trip ( not ) comparable
( poker slang ) Of or relating to trips.