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VERB (3)

1. detect a blunder or misstep;
- Example: "The reporter tripped up the senator"
[syn: trip up, catch]

2. cause to stumble;
- Example: "The questions on the test tripped him up"
[syn: trip, trip up]

3. make an error;
- Example: "She slipped up and revealed the name"
[syn: stumble, slip up, trip up]


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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

trip up v 1: detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator" [syn: trip up, catch] 2: cause to stumble; "The questions on the test tripped him up" [syn: trip, trip up] 3: make an error; "She slipped up and revealed the name" [syn: stumble, slip up, trip up]