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Noun: trip  trip
  1. A journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
    "he took a trip to the shopping centre"
     
  2. A hallucinatory experience induced by drugs
    "an acid trip"
     
  3. An accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall
    "he blamed his trip on the ice";
    - slip
     
  4. An exciting or stimulating experience
    - head trip
     
  5. A catch mechanism that acts as a switch
    "the pressure activates the trip and releases the water";
    - tripper
     
  6. A light or nimble tread
    "he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"
     
  7. An unintentional but embarrassing blunder
    "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later";
    - trip-up, stumble, misstep
Verb: trip (tripped,tripping)  trip
  1. Miss a step and fall or nearly fall
    "She tripped over the tree root";
    - stumble
     
  2. Cause to stumble
    "The questions on the test tripped him up";
    - trip up
     
  3. Make a trip for pleasure
    - travel, jaunt
     
  4. Put in motion or move to act
    "trip the circuits";
    - actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off
     
  5. Get high, stoned, or drugged
    "He trips every weekend";
    - trip out, turn on, get off

Derived forms: trips, tripped, tripping

Type of: bloomer, blooper [N. Amer], blue [Austral, NZ], blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, catch, experience, flub [N. Amer], foul-up, hallucination, initiate, journey, journeying, misadventure, mischance, mishap, move, pioneer, pratfall, step, stop

Encyclopedia: Trip, reactor