Definitions for TRIPtrɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

triptrɪp(n.; v.)tripped, trip•ping.

  1. (n.)a traveling from one place to another; journey or voyage.

  2. a journey or run made by a boat, train, or the like, between two points.

  3. a single course of travel taken as part of one's duty, work, etc.:

    my weekly trip to the bank.

  4. a stumble; misstep.

  5. a sudden impeding or catching of a person's foot so as to throw the person down.

  6. a slip, error, or blunder.

  7. a light, nimble step or movement of the feet.

  8. a projection on a moving part that strikes a control lever to stop, reverse, or control a machine, as a printing press.

    Category: Machinery

  9. Slang. an instance or period of being under the influence of a hallucinogenic drug, esp. LSD. the euphoria, hallucinations, etc., experienced during such a period. a stimulating or exciting experience. any experience. any intense interest or preoccupation:

    She's been on a nostalgia trip all week.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage), Pharmacology

  10. (v.i.)to stumble:

    to trip on a toy.

  11. to make a slip or mistake, as in conversation or conduct.

  12. to step lightly or nimbly; skip.

  13. to tip or tilt.

  14. Slang. to be under the influence of a hallucinogenic drug, esp. LSD (often fol. by out).

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  15. (v.t.)to cause to stumble (often fol. by up).

  16. to cause to fail; obstruct.

  17. to cause to make a slip or error (often fol. by up).

  18. to catch in a slip or error.

  19. to tip or tilt.

  20. to break out (a ship's anchor) by turning over or lifting from the bottom by a line attached to the crown of the anchor.

    Category: Navy, Nautical

  21. to operate, start, or set free (a mechanism, weight, etc.) by suddenly releasing a catch, clutch, or the like.

    Category: Machinery

  22. to release or operate suddenly (a catch, clutch, etc.).

    Category: Machinery

Idioms for trip:

  1. trip the light fantastic, to go dancing.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of trip:

1350–1400; ME trippen to step lightly < OF trip(p)er < MD; cf. early D trippen, D trippelen (freq. with -el), akin to OE treppan to tread

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trip(noun)

    a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)

    "he took a trip to the shopping center"

  2. trip(noun)

    a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs

    "an acid trip"

  3. slip, trip(noun)

    an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall

    "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"

  4. trip, head trip(noun)

    an exciting or stimulating experience

  5. tripper, trip(noun)

    a catch mechanism that acts as a switch

    "the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water"

  6. trip(noun)

    a light or nimble tread

    "he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"

  7. trip, trip-up, stumble, misstep(verb)

    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"

  8. stumble, trip(verb)

    miss a step and fall or nearly fall

    "She stumbled over the tree root"

  9. trip, trip up(verb)

    cause to stumble

    "The questions on the test tripped him up"

  10. travel, trip, jaunt(verb)

    make a trip for pleasure

  11. trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off(verb)

    put in motion or move to act

    "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"

  12. trip, trip out, turn on, get off(verb)

    get high, stoned, or drugged

    "He trips every weekend"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. trip(noun)ɪp

    a short journey to a place and back again

    How was your trip to Paris?; a boat trip; We took a trip to L.A.

  2. tripɪp

    a funny or slightly odd person

    She's such a trip.

  3. trip(verb)ɪp

    to fall or nearly fall because your foot hits sth

    I tripped on the step.; Be careful you don't trip over the cables.

  4. tripɪp

    to intentionally make sb fall over sth

    She stuck out her foot to trip him.


  1. trip(Noun)

    A journey.

    We made a trip to the beach.

  2. trip(Noun)

    A stumble or misstep.

    He was injured due to a trip down the stairs.

  3. trip(Noun)

    A period of time in which one experiences drug-induced reverie or hallucinations.

    He had a strange trip after taking LSD.

  4. trip(Noun)

    A faux pas, a social error.

  5. trip(Noun)

    Intense involvement in or enjoyment of a condition.

    ego trip; power trip; nostalgia trip; guilt trip

  6. trip(Noun)

    A mechanical or electrical cutout device

    It's dark cause the 'trip' operated.

  7. trip(Verb)

    To fall over or stumble over an object as a result of striking it with one's foot.

    Be careful not to trip on the tree roots.

  8. trip(Verb)

    To cause (a person or animal) to fall or stumble.

    A pedestrian was able to trip the burglar as he was running away.

  9. trip(Verb)

    To activate or set in motion, as in the activation of a trap, explosive, or switch.

    When we get into the factory, trip the lights.

  10. trip(Verb)

    To experience a state of reverie or to hallucinate, due to consuming psychoactive drugs.

    After taking the LSD, I started tripping about fairies and colors.

  11. trip(Verb)

    To journey, to make a trip.

    Last somewhere we tripped to the coast.

  12. trip(Adjective)

    Of or relating to trips.

  13. Origin: From tripper (noun is from the verb), from a source: compare trippen, trippen ( trippe), Frisian tripje.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trip

    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

  2. Trip

    to make a brief journey or pleasure excursion; as, to trip to Europe

  3. Trip

    to take a quick step, as when in danger of losing one's balance; hence, to make a false; to catch the foot; to lose footing; to stumble

  4. Trip

    fig.: To be guilty of a misstep; to commit an offense against morality, propriety, or rule; to err; to mistake; to fail

  5. Trip(verb)

    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

  6. Trip(verb)

    fig.: To overthrow by depriving of support; to put an obstacle in the way of; to obstruct; to cause to fail

  7. Trip(verb)

    to detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict

  8. Trip(verb)

    to raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free

  9. Trip(verb)

    to pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it

  10. Trip(verb)

    to release, let fall, or see free, as a weight or compressed spring, as by removing a latch or detent

  11. Trip(noun)

    a quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip

  12. Trip(noun)

    a brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt

  13. Trip(noun)

    a false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or balance. Fig.: An error; a failure; a mistake

  14. Trip(noun)

    a small piece; a morsel; a bit

  15. Trip(noun)

    a stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his antagonist to lose footing

  16. Trip(noun)

    a single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward

  17. Trip(noun)

    a herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc

  18. Trip(noun)

    a troop of men; a host

  19. Trip(noun)

    a flock of widgeons


  1. Trip

    Trip, the second album from the Filipino rock band, Rivermaya. It has 13 tracks and released under Sony BMG Music Philippines, Inc. in 1996. It is the first album that introduced Rico Blanco as the band's full time guitarist after the departure of Perf De Castro a year earlier.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TRIP' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2499

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TRIP' in Nouns Frequency: #829

Translations for TRIP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often with up or over ) to (cause to) catch one's foot and stumble or fall

She tripped and fell; She tripped over the carpet.

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