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lilting, swinging, swingy, trippingadjective
characterized by a buoyant rhythm
"an easy lilting stride"; "the flute broke into a light lilting air"; "a swinging pace"; "a graceful swingy walk"; "a tripping singing measure"
light, lightsome, trippingadjective
moving easily and quickly; nimble
"the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from trip.
The clear sun of the fresh wave largely drew,
As after thirst; which made their flowing shrink
From standing lake, to tripping ebb; that stole
With soft foot tow’rds the deep. John Milton, Par. Lost.
Etymology: from trip.
Back, shepherds, back, enough your play,
Here be without duck or nod,
Other trippings to be trod,
Of lighter toes. John Milton.
Tripping is a song recorded by British singer Robbie Williams for his sixth studio album Intensive Care (2005). The single was released as the album's lead single on 3 October 2005, by Chrysalis Records. Backed with the track "Make Me Pure", also from the same album, it was sent to radio stations around the world. Williams himself calls the song "something like a mini gangster opera" and "kind of cabaret act reggae". The rolling rhythm of the song owes much to the early work of The Clash. During the chorus Williams reaches an extremely high disco-like head voice. Lyrically the song is a bit darker than previous songs. It tells the tale of gangsters and how they "don't kill their own and they all love their mothers", before an anguished chorus of "I've taken as much as I'm willing to take". The opening lyrics "First they ignore you, then laugh at you and hate you. Then they fight you, then you win" is a paraphrase from a quote commonly attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. Upon release, the song became global hit, reaching number one in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. It peaked within the top five in more than 10 European countries, including the United Kingdom, where it reached number two and was the 19th best-selling selling of 2005. It was also a success in Australia, reaching number seven on the ARIA Singles Chart, and peaked at number 20 in New Zealand.
Tripping generally refers to the act of stumbling or falling due to accidentally hitting an obstacle or losing one's balance. In a broader context, it can also refer to the act of making a mistake or the experience of hallucinations or altered perception, often due to the consumption of certain drugs. Additionally, in travel context, it can mean going on a trip or journey.
quick; nimble; stepping lightly and quickly
having the right forefoot lifted, the others remaining on the ground, as if he were trotting; trippant; -- said of an animal, as a hart, buck, and the like, used as a bearing
act of one who, or that which, trips
a light dance
the loosing of an anchor from the ground by means of its cable or buoy rope
"Tripping" is a song by British pop singer Robbie Williams, it was the first single from his 2005 album Intensive Care. The single was backed with the track "Make Me Pure", also from the same album, it was sent to radio stations around the world. Williams himself calls the song "something like a mini gangster opera" and "kind of cabaret act reggae". The rolling rhythm of the song owes much to the early work of The Clash. During the chorus Williams reaches an extremely high disco-like head voice. Lyrically the song is a bit darker than previous songs. It tells the tale of gangsters and how they "don't kill their own and they all love their mothers", before an anguished chorus of "I've taken as much as I'm willing to take". The opening lyrics "First they ignore you, then laugh at you and hate you. Then they fight you, then you win" is a paraphrase from a quote commonly attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. The song was the 26th best selling of 2005 in the UK.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trip′ing, n. the act of tripping: a light kind of dance.—adv. Tripp′ingly, in a tripping manner: with a light, quick step.—n. Tripp′ingness.
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Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Giving a yard the necessary cant by a tripping-line. Also, the lifting an upper mast to withdraw its fid, in order that it may be lowered by means of the mast-rope.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In heraldry, having the right fore foot lifted, the others remaining on the ground, as if he were trotting;—said of an animal, as a hart, buck, and the like, represented in an escutcheon.
Literally making a misstep, figuratively doing something wrong.
Responding to the effects of narcotics.
Freak for any reason. "Don't start tripping, or we'll go toe to toe" -- ??
Acting irrationally -A synonym used in Chicago is known as tweakin which means mistaken or going crazy. That ain't the right way, you tweakin.
The numerical value of tripping in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of tripping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Haven't really thought that far ahead, to be honest, if you start getting ahead of yourself, it's when you start making mistakes and tripping up.
I just showed you all a $100 million cheque that I haven't even cashed yet, so we ain't tripping on that.
I don't know what happened to Brenda, she ended up tripping and I found myself jumping around her and someone kicked me out from behind. What can I do in that situation? I didn't touch anyone.
The doctors tell me it’s going to take at least six months — maybe a year — to level off my medication, which is why I always wear flats. I’m not wearing heels and falling and tripping.
I did a lot of canoe tripping earlier on. I was on 10 trips, and I would get the feel of the forest and the wilderness, you know, that I always knew was in my soul to begin with.
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