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Definitions of trip

  1. put in motion or move to act; " trigger a reaction"; " actuate the circuits"
  2. get high, stoned, or drugged; " He trips every weekend"
  3. make a trip for pleasure
  4. an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; " he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; " confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"
  5. an accidental misstep threatening ( or causing) a fall; " he blamed his slip on the ice"; " the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
  6. cause to stumble
  7. a light or nimble tread; " he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"
  8. a journey for some purpose ( usually including the return); " he took a trip to the shopping center"
  9. a catch mechanism that acts as a switch; " the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water"
  10. a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs; " an acid trip"
  11. 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"
  12. an exciting or stimulting experience
  13. miss a step and fall or nearly fall; " She stumbled over the tree root"
  14. cause to stumble; " The questions on the test tripped him up"
  15. To make a brief journey or pleasure excursion; as, to trip to Europe.
  16. 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.
  17. Fig.: To be guilty of a misstep; to commit an offense against morality, propriety, or rule; to err; to mistake; to fail.
  18. Fig.: To overthrow by depriving of support; to put an obstacle in the way of; to obstruct; to cause to fail.
  19. To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict.
  20. To raise ( an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
  21. To pull ( a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.
  22. To release, let fall, or see free, as a weight or compressed spring, as by removing a latch or detent.
  23. A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
  24. A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt.
  25. A false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or balance. Fig.: An error; a failure; a mistake.
  26. A small piece; a morsel; a bit.
  27. A stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his antagonist to lose footing.
  28. A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
  29. A herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc.
  30. A troop of men; a host.
  31. A flock of widgeons.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. To run or step lightly or nimbly; take short, quick steps; to skip; to make a misstep; to stumble; as, to trip over a board; to make a mistake or error, mentally or morally; as, he tripped in giving his answer.
  35. To execute with light, agile steps, as a dance; to cause to stumble; as, the loose board tripped him so that he fell; to cause to halt by getting in the way of; to catch in a mistake or deception; in machinery, to set free, as by pulling a catch, trigger, etc.
  36. A quick, short step; a misstep or false step; mistake; journey or excursion; in machinery, a device that releases.
  37. Tripped.
  38. Tripping.
  39. To move with short, light steps: to stumble and fall: to err: to fail.
  40. To cause to stumble by striking one's feet from under him: to overthrow by taking away support: to catch:- pr. p. tripping; pa. t. and pa. p. tripped.
  41. A light, short step: a catch by which an antagonist is thrown: a false step: a mistake: a short voyage or journey.
  42. A tripping step; excursion; catch which causes a fall; stumble; error.
  43. To cause to stumble or fall.
  44. To step lightly and quickly; to stumble; err.
  45. To cause ( one) to lose balance, stumble, or fall.
  46. To perform ( a dance) lightly or nimbly.
  47. Mech. To free; release, as a catch.
  48. To move with light and nimble steps.
  49. To stumble; err.
  50. A short journey; excursion.
  51. A stumble; blunder.
  52. A nimble step.
  53. A light short step; a brief journey or voyage; a stroke or catch by which a wrestler supplants his antagonist; a false step; a stumble; a mistake; a slight error arising from haste; a single board in plying to windward.
  54. To cause to fall by striking the feet suddenly from under the person; to overthrow; to catch; to detect.
  55. To run or step lightly; to stumble; to strike the foot against something, so as to stumble and fall; to err; to fail.
  56. To run or step lightly or nimbly; to take short quick steps; to strike the foot against something so as to cause to fall or stumble; a false step; to cause to fall by striking the feet suddenly from under the person, with up, as " to trip up"; to overthrow or supplant; to fail; to err.
  57. A stumble or fall by striking the foot againt an objeet; a stroke or catch in wrestling; a failure; a mistake; a slight error; a journey or excursion; a short voyage or journey.
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Antonyms for trip

accuracy, downer, exactness, correctness, infallibility, preciseness, exactitude, turn off, deactivate, precision, perfection, inerrancy, shut off, strictness.

Quotes of trip

  1. Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip – Aristophanes
  2. One of the wonderful things about this glorious holiday trip I'm on is that I'm in public with people. It hasn't been inclined... I don't know- something to do with the death of my wife. It's inclined to make me isolated. – Jeremy Brett
  3. For anyone to open their heart, they need the right atmosphere, and something to prompt them. For my mother it was her trip abroad: she was in a very relaxed, understanding environment. I was very sympathetic towards her. – Jung Chang
  4. I managed to take a family trip to the Bahamas and it was quite lovely. – Jackie Collins
  5. It's not an anti -sex trip Like, we're taking sex, which is probably another half of American entertainment, sex and violence, and we're projecting it, and we're saying this is the way everything is right now. – Alice Cooper
  6. To your friends house the trip is never long. – J. Wallace Day
  7. It's a trip but it hasn't crossed over to the point where women are throwing their panties at me. – Taye Diggs
  8. A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them. – Horace
  9. I went with Lionel Hampton for three years. Out of that came a trip to Europe. – Quincy Jones
  10. The trip I made to Angola to study the prehistoric contents of the gravel beds as a means of deciding the age of the deposits and their economic potential was the first time prehistory had ever been used for such a purpose. – Louis Leakey
  11. I will go around the space shuttle and give a guided tour of the major areas and describe what is done in each area. This will be called The Ultimate Field Trip – Christa McAuliffe
  12. To see this place would truly be worth a trip to India in itself, and from the spirit of the religion that lived here one can learn more in an hour of viewing than from all the books ever written. – Rudolf Otto
  13. I was fourteen when Kissinger made his secret trip to China, and then there was subsequently Nixon's trip to China, and I was very much seized with an interest in China. – John Pomfret
  14. A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip – Caskie Stinnett
  15. I just yesterday returned from a trip where I photographed a woman with two children whom I photographed first when she was the age of the older of the two children. – Jock Sturges

Usage examples for trip

  1. " Not this trip I tell you. – Marcy The Blockade Runner by Harry Castlemon
  2. It isn't any trip for you." – Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold by Victor Appleton
  3. The more I thought of it the more I was held by the thought of what such a trip would mean to me. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  4. " How long do you s'pose it'll take to make the trip asked Phoebe. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  5. At once Blake knew his trip would be interesting. – One-Way Ticket to Nowhere by Leroy Yerxa
  6. You ran all the better, I suppose, because you had nothing to trip you. – The-Brick-Moon-and-Other-Stories by Hale, Edward Everett
  7. It would take five thousand to make the trip – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  8. Maybe I'll have another ride up to London in a day or two, and if you like the trip I'll give it you. – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  9. So we may have a little trouble toward this end of our trip – Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold by Victor Appleton
  10. Twenty miles is not more than a half day's trip – The Golden Bird by Maria Thompson Daviess
  11. " I know that; but as it's my first trip over here I mean to make the most of it. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  12. If your mother thinks we ought to, after I tell the strange news about Cousin Jasper, we may all take a trip on the deep blue sea. – The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea by Laura Lee Hope
  13. The trip has been so long that we are now beginning to hate each other. – “Crumps”, The Plain Story of a Canadian Who Went by Louis Keene
  14. The said trip by the way, may last a year, or maybe more." – The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley by Bertram Mitford
  15. Why, my dear old Bill, I cried, why should I mind your having a trip – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  16. He was sorry that he had urged the trip to the foothills. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  17. Have you had a nice trip – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  18. But what's the object of the trip Hazon? – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  19. Being her marriage trip I let Marg have her way and a mind free o' worry 'bout me. – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  20. When Rose- Ellen asked her if she had ever heard of such a dreadful trip she shrugged and said she was used to going without sleep. – Across the Fruited Plain by Florence Crannell Means

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