- A going from one
place to another; a journey.
- A stumble or
- A maneuver
causing someone to stumble or fall.
- A mistake.
hallucinatory experience induced by a
psychedelic drug: an acid trip.
intense, stimulating, or exciting
experience: a power trip.
usually temporary but absorbing interest or
preoccupation: He's on another health
certain way of life or situation: “deny that
his reclusiveness is some sort of deliberate
star trip” (Patricia Bosworth).
- A light or
A device, such
as a pawl, for triggering a mechanism.
action of such a device.
v. tripped, trip·ping, trips
- To stumble.
- To move nimbly
with light rapid steps; skip.
- To be released,
as a tooth on an escapement wheel in a watch.
- To make a trip.
- To make a
mistake: tripped up on the last question.
To have a drug-induced hallucination.
- To cause to
stumble or fall.
- To trap or catch
in an error or inconsistency.
- To release (a
catch, trigger, or switch), thereby setting
something in operation.
raise (an anchor) from the bottom.
tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for
lift (an upper mast) in order to remove the
fid before lowering.
trip the light fantastic
- To dance
n 1: a journey for some purpose (usually including
the return); "he took a trip to the shopping center"
2: a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs; "an
acid trip" 3: an accidental misstep threatening (or
causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice";
"the jolt caused many slips and a few spills" [syn:
slip] 4: an exciting or stimulting experience [syn:
head trip] 5: a catch mechanism that acts as a
switch; "the pressure activates the tripper and
releases the water" [syn: tripper] 6: a light or
nimble tread; "he heard the trip of women's feet
overhead" 7: an unintentional but embarrassing
blunder; "he recited the whole poem without a single
trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up
later"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep" [syn:
trip-up, stumble, misstep] v 1: miss a step and fall
or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root" [syn:
stumble] 2: cause to stumble; "The questions on the
test tripped him up" [syn: trip up] 3: make a trip
for pleasure [syn: travel, jaunt] 4: put in motion
or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the
circuits" [syn: actuate, trigger, activate, set off,
spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off] 5: get
high, stoned, or drugged; "He trips every weekend" [syn:
trip out, turn on, get off]