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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. Get high, stoned, or drugged
    "He trips every weekend";
    - trip out, turn on [informal], get off [informal]
  5. Turn electric power off (using a switch or as a safety measure)

Derived forms: tripping, trips, tripped

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

Encyclopedia: Trip, reactor