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1 trip /ˈtrɪp/ noun
plural trips
1 trip
/ˈtrɪp/
noun
plural trips
Learner's definition of TRIP
[count]
: a journey to a place
often + to see also field trip, road trip, round trip
: a short journey to a store, business, office, etc., for a particular purpose usually + to
[count] informal : the experience of strange mental effects (such as seeing things that are not real) that is produced by taking a very powerful drug (such as LSD)
[count] : an act of falling or nearly falling that is caused by accidentally hitting your foot on something as you are walking or running
[singular] US, informal + somewhat old-fashioned : an exciting or unusual experience or person
[count] : an experience or activity that is like a journey
see also ego trip, guilt trip, power trip
2 trip /ˈtrɪp/ verb
trips; tripped; tripping
2 trip
/ˈtrɪp/
verb
trips; tripped; tripping
Learner's definition of TRIP
[no object] : to hit your foot against something while you are walking or running so that you fall or almost fall often + on or over
[+ object] : to cause (someone who is walking or running) to fall or almost fall often + up
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] literary : to dance or walk with light, quick steps
[+ object] : to cause (something, such as an alarm or a switch) to be turned on often in an accidental way
[no object] informal : to experience strange mental effects (such as seeing things that are not real) after taking a very powerful drug (such as LSD) often + on

trip off the tongue

see 1tongue

trip the light fantastic

informal + old-fashioned

trip up

[phrasal verb]
trip up (someone) or trip (someone) up
: to cause (someone) to make a mistake
see also 2trip 1b (above)
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