A journey; an excursion or jaunt.
* (Alexander Pope)
- I took a trip to London on the death of the queen.
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A stumble or misstep.
(figurative) An error; a failure; a mistake.
* (John Milton)
- Imperfect words, with childish trips .
A period of time in which one experiences drug-induced reverie or hallucinations.
- Each seeming trip , and each digressive start.
A faux pas, a social error.
Intense involvement in or enjoyment of a condition.
(engineering) A mechanical or electrical cutout device.
A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
* Sir (Walter Scott)
(obsolete) A small piece; a morsel; a bit.
* (Geoffrey Chaucer)
- His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the trip of a light female step glide to or from the door.
The act of tripping someone, or causing them to lose their footing.
* (John Dryden)
- A trip of cheese.
- And watches with a trip his foe to foil.
(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.
- It is the sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground.
A flock of wigeons.
- (Robert of Brunne)
* bad trip
* boat trip
* business trip
* day trip
* ego trip
* fam trip
* field trip
* guilt trip
* head trip
* power trip
* road trip
* round trip
* trip down memory lane
* trip hop
* trip to the woodshed
To fall over or stumble over an object as a result of striking it with one's foot.
To cause (a person or animal) to fall or stumble.
- Be careful not to trip on the tree roots.
* 1912 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), (Tarzan of the Apes), Chapter 5
- A pedestrian was able to trip the burglar as he was running away.
To be guilty of a misstep or mistake; to commit an offence against morality, propriety, etc.
* John Locke
- 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.
- till his tongue trip
- A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind understanding; there is no remedy, but it must trip and stumble.
(obsolete) To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict.
- 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.
To activate or set in motion, as in the activation of a trap, explosive, or switch.
- These her women can trip me if I err.
To be activated, as by a signal or an event.
- When we get into the factory, trip the lights.
To experience a state of reverie or to hallucinate, due to consuming psychoactive drugs.
- The alarm system tripped , throwing everyone into a panic.
To journey, to make a trip.
- After taking the LSD, I started tripping about fairies and colors.
(dated) To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip.
- Last summer we tripped to the coast.
- Come, and trip it, as you go, / On the light fantastic toe.
(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.
- She bounded by, and tripped so light / They had not time to take a steady sight.
* trip out
* trip over
* trip the light fantastic
* trip up
(poker slang) Of or relating to .
(nautical, in the days of sail) A frigate or other vessel, detached from the fleet, to cruise independently in search of the enemy or its merchant ships.
(nautical) A class of fast warships of medium tonnage, having a long cruising range but less armour and firepower than a battleship.
(nautical) A miniature aircraft carrier carrying VTOL aircraft.
(nautical) A passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are considered an essential part of the experience; also cruise ship.
(nautical) Any of several yachts designed for cruising.
(US, law enforcement) A police patrol vehicle.
One who attends cruises.
* loser cruiser