trip


trip
trip1 [ trıp ] noun ***
1. ) count an occasion when you go somewhere and come back again:
a fishing/camping/sightseeing trip
trip to: a trip to Brazil
a bus/train/boat trip: The boat trip down the Amazon was great.
a business/fishing/shopping trip: He's just returned from a fishing trip to Canada.
a trip abroad/overseas: My parents are planning their first trip abroad.
make/undertake a trip: I make about 20 business trips a year.
go on/take a trip (=go somewhere for pleasure): The whole family went on a trip to Hawaii.
a day trip (=when you go somewhere and come back again on the same day): a day trip to New Orleans
=> FIELD TRIP, ROUND TRIP
2. ) count usually singular an occasion when you fall because you hit your foot on something:
One little trip on the rug, and down she went.
3. ) count VERY INFORMAL a strange experience that someone has because they have taken a powerful illegal drug
a ) an occasion when you experience a strong emotion:
a nostalgia trip (=when you remember experiences in your past): Listening to those old records was a real nostalgia trip.
=> EGO TRIP
4. ) singular AMERICAN VERY INFORMAL an unusual and enjoyable experience
a ) someone who is very funny and enjoyable to be with
trip
trip 2 [ trıp ] verb **
1. ) trip or trip up intransitive to hit your foot on something and fall down:
The stairs are a little uneven, so be careful you don't trip.
trip on/over: I tripped over a rock.
He tripped up on a cable and broke his ankle.
a ) transitive to make someone hit their foot on something and fall down:
She stuck out her foot and tripped him as he passed.
2. ) intransitive LITERARY to move with quick light steps
3. ) transitive to make a switch go on or off, especially by accident:
When the switch is tripped, the alarm goes off.
4. ) trip or trip out intransitive VERY INFORMAL to feel the effects of a powerful hallucinogenic drug
be tripping over each other
if people are tripping over each other in order to get or do something, they are all hurrying to get it or do it
someone is tripping AMERICAN VERY INFORMAL
used for saying that you think someone is crazy or is behaving in an unreasonable way:
She's tripping if she thinks she can buy an apartment in Manhattan.
trip the light fantastic HUMOROUS
to dance
=> TONGUE1
,trip `up intransitive or transitive
1. ) to make a mistake or cause someone to make a mistake:
The tests are designed to trip you up.
trip up on: I tripped up on a couple of questions.
2. ) same as TRIP 2 1:
I tripped up when I was running after the dog.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Trip — (tr[i^]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tripped} (tr[i^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tripping}.] [OE. trippen; akin to D. trippen, Dan. trippe, and E. tramp. See {Tramp}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trip — [trip] vi. tripped, tripping [ME trippen < OFr treper < Gmc * trippon (> OE treppan, to step): see TRAP1] 1. to walk, run, or dance with light, rapid steps; skip; caper 2. to stumble, esp. by catching the foot 3. to make a false step,… …   English World dictionary

  • Trip — Trip, n. 1. A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip. [1913 Webster] His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the trip of a light female step glide to or from the door. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. A brief or rapid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trip — 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trip up — Trip 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trip — UK US /trɪp/ noun [C] ► a journey to a place, where you stay for a short time, and then come back again: go on/make/take a trip »She always flies business class when she goes on trips to the US. ► a part of a journey to or back from a place: the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Trip — es un personaje de ficción de la serie de televisión Power Rangers, interpretado por Kevin Kleinberg. En Power Rangers: Fuerza del Tiempo Viene del planeta Xybria, de ahí el extraño color de su cabello (verde) y el cristal de visiones en su… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Trip — Sm Ausflug, Reise erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. trip, einer Ableitung von ne. trip trippeln (trippeln).    Ebenso nndl. trip, ne. trip, nschw. tripp, nnorw. tripp. ✎ DF 5 (1981), 468f.; Rey Debove/Gagnon… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache