1. a journey for some purpose (usually including the return);
- Example: "he took a trip to the shopping center"
2. a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs;
- Example: "an acid trip"
3. an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall;
- Example: "he blamed his slip on the ice"
- Example: "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
[syn: slip, trip]
4. an exciting or stimulating experience;
[syn: trip, head trip]
5. a catch mechanism that acts as a switch;
- Example: "the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water"
[syn: tripper, trip]
6. a light or nimble tread;
- Example: "he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"
7. an unintentional but embarrassing blunder;
- Example: "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"
- Example: "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"
- Example: "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"
[syn: trip, trip-up, stumble, misstep]
1. miss a step and fall or nearly fall;
- Example: "She stumbled over the tree root"
[syn: stumble, trip]
2. cause to stumble;
- Example: "The questions on the test tripped him up"
[syn: trip, trip up]
3. make a trip for pleasure;
[syn: travel, trip, jaunt]
4. put in motion or move to act;
- Example: "trigger a reaction"
- Example: "actuate the circuits"
[syn: trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off]
5. get high, stoned, or drugged;
- Example: "He trips every weekend"
[syn: trip, trip out, turn on, get off]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Trip \Trip\ (tr[i^]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tripped (tr[i^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. Tripping.] [OE. trippen; akin to D. trippen, Dan. trippe, and E. tramp. See Tramp.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] This horse anon began to trip and dance. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Come, and trip it, as you go, On the light fantastic toe. --Milton. [1913 Webster] She bounded by, and tripped so light They had not time to take a steady sight. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a brief journey or pleasure excursion; as, to trip to Europe. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. Fig.: To be guilty of a misstep; to commit an offense against morality, propriety, or rule; to err; to mistake; to fail. "Till his tongue trip." --Locke. [1913 Webster] A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind understanding; there is no remedy, but it must trip and stumble. --South. [1913 Webster] 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. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] What? dost thou verily trip upon a word? --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Trip \Trip\, n. 1. A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip. [1913 Webster] His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the trip of a light female step glide to or from the door. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt. [1913 Webster] I took a trip to London on the death of the queen. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. A false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or balance. Fig.: An error; a failure; a mistake. [1913 Webster] Imperfect words, with childish trips. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Each seeming trip, and each digressive start. --Harte. [1913 Webster] 4. A small piece; a morsel; a bit. [Obs.] "A trip of cheese." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 5. A stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his antagonist to lose footing. [1913 Webster] And watches with a trip his foe to foil. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] It is the sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground. --South. [1913 Webster] 6. (Naut.) A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward. [1913 Webster] 7. A herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc. [Prov. Eng. & Scott.] [1913 Webster] 8. A troop of men; a host. [Obs.] --Robert of Brunne. [1913 Webster] 9. (Zool.) A flock of widgeons. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Trip \Trip\, 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. [1913 Webster] The words of Hobbes's defense trip up the heels of his cause. --Abp. Bramhall. [1913 Webster] 2. (Fig.): To overthrow by depriving of support; to put an obstacle in the way of; to obstruct; to cause to fail. [1913 Webster] To trip the course of law, and blunt the sword. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict; also called trip up. [R.] [1913 Webster] These her women can trip me if I err. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. (Naut.) (a) To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free. (b) To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster +PJC]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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