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.]
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.
She bounded by, and tripped so light
They had not time to take a steady sight. --Dryden.
2. To make a brief journey or pleasure excursion; as, to trip
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. "Till his tongue trip." --Locke.
A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind
understanding; there is no remedy, but it must trip
and stumble. --South.
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.
What? dost thou verily trip upon a word? --R.