Word:

Trip

Pronunciation: trĭp
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Tripped (trĭpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Tripping.]
1.To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip; to move the feet nimbly; - sometimes followed by it. See It, 5.
This horse anon began to trip and dance.
- Chaucer.
Come, and trip it, as you go,
On the light fantastic toe.
- Milton.
2.To make a brief journey or pleasure excursion; as, to trip to Europe.
3.To take a quick step, as when in danger of losing one's balance; hence, to make a false step; to catch the foot; to lose footing; to stumble.
4.Fig.: To be guilty of a misstep; to commit an offense against morality, propriety, or rule; to err; to mistake; to fail.
What? dost thou verily trip upon a word?
- R. Browning.
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.
The words of Hobbes's defense trip up the heels of his cause.
- Abp. Bramhall.
2.To overthrow by depriving of support; to put an obstacle in the way of; to obstruct; to cause to fail.
To trip the course of law, and blunt the sword.
- Shak.
3.To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict; also called trip up.
These her women can trip me if I err.
- Shak.
4.(Naut.) To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
5.(Mach.) To release, let fall, or set free, as a weight or compressed spring, as by removing a latch or detent; to activate by moving a release mechanism, often unintentionally; as, to trip an alarm.
n.1.A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
2.A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt.
I took a trip to London on the death of the queen.
- Pope.
3.A false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or balance. Fig.: An error; a failure; a mistake.
4.A small piece; a morsel; a bit.
5.A stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his antagonist to lose footing.
And watches with a trip his foe to foil.
- Dryden.
6.(Naut.) A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
7.A herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc.
8.A troop of men; a host.
9.(Zool.) A flock of widgeons.
Noun1.trip - a journey for some purpose (usually including the return); "he took a trip to the shopping center"
2.trip - a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs; "an acid trip"
3.trip - an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
Synonyms: slip
4.trip - an exciting or stimulting experience
Synonyms: head trip
5.trip - a catch mechanism that acts as a switch; "the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water"
Synonyms: tripper
6.trip - a light or nimble tread; "he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"
7.trip - 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"
Synonyms: misstep, trip-up, stumble
Verb1.trip - miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root"
Synonyms: stumble
2.trip - cause to stumble; "The questions on the test tripped him up"
Synonyms: trip up
3.trip - make a trip for pleasure
Synonyms: jaunt, travel
4.trip - put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
5.trip - get high, stoned, or drugged; "He trips every weekend"
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