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trip

trip

 
 
pronunciation:
trIp
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a journey, voyage, or excursion.
We're planning a trip to New York next week.She made two business trips to China last year.I've always wanted to take a trip to South America to see the Andes.
synonyms:
journey
similar words:
drive, excursion, expedition, jaunt, junket, outing, passage, pilgrimage, ride, tour, trek, voyage
definition 2: a short journey from one point to another.
I had to make a second trip to the store today because I forgot something.
synonyms:
run
similar words:
commute, drive, errand, excursion, foray, hop, jaunt, journey, ride, spin, stroll, walk
definition 3: a misstep causing one to stumble or fall.
A trip on the stairs caused him to break a leg.
synonyms:
misstep, stumble
similar words:
drop, fall, flip, flop, header, lurch, slide, slip, spill, sprawl, stagger, tumble
definition 4: an action that causes someone to stumble or fall.
similar words:
hindrance, obstruction
definition 5: (slang) euphoria, hallucinations, or the like experienced under a drug, particularly that of the drug LSD, or the period of such an experience.
During her last trip, she thought there was a zebra in her room.He was having such a bad trip that he was suddenly in terror of all of us.
similar words:
euphoria, hallucination, high, rush
definition 6: (slang) a particularly exciting, odd, or fascinating experience or person.
Being in that notorious part of the city at three in the morning was quite a trip.Wow! That guy with the snakes is a real trip.
definition 7: (slang) a phase involving intense interest or fascination with something.
I've been on this early Beatles trip recently.
similar words:
obsession
definition 8: (slang) a path that one takes in life.
He's on a self-discovery trip these days.What kind of trip are you on now, man? Have you gone back to Marxism?
similar words:
bag, lifestyle, path, phase, situation, thing
definition 9: an error; mistake.
synonyms:
error, fault, mistake, stumble
similar words:
blunder, boner, faux pas, flub, fluff, gaffe, goof, indiscretion, lapse, misstep, muff, oversight, peccadillo, slip
definition 10: a skip, dance, or nimble movement of the feet.
synonyms:
prance, scamper, skip
similar words:
caper, dance, frisk, frolic, gambol, hop, romp, strut
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: tripped, tripping, trips
definition 1: to stumble or fall, often because of there being something unseen in one's path.
He tripped over the extension cord.She had nearly won the race when she suddenly tripped.
synonyms:
stumble, topple
similar words:
fall, falter, flip, flop, lose one's balance, lurch, pitch, slide, slip, sprawl, stagger, tumble
definition 2: to make a mistake; falter.
Nervousness made him trip on his words.
synonyms:
err, falter, stumble
similar words:
blunder, bungle, flounder, flub, fluff, foul up, goof, muff, slip, stagger
definition 3: to dance, skip, or step nimbly.
They tripped merrily down the street.
synonyms:
dance, prance, scamper, skip
similar words:
boogie, caper, cavort, frisk, frolic, gambol, hop, romp, strut
definition 4: (slang) to experience the euphoric or hallucinatory effects of a drug.
similar words:
hallucinate, wig out
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to fall or stumble.
The fleeing suspect tripped the police officer by throwing a bicycle in his path.A low branch tripped me as I was hiking in the woods.
synonyms:
tumble
similar words:
fell, flip, spill, throw, tip over, topple, upset
definition 2: to cause to fail or falter (often followed by "up").
That somewhat ambiguous question at the end is what tripped up a lot of the students.
synonyms:
foul up, thwart
similar words:
confuse, disconcert, halt, hinder, obstruct, throw
definition 3: to catch in a mistake or inconsistency (often followed by "up").
The attorney was clearly trying to trip up the witness.
synonyms:
outsmart, trap
similar words:
catch, fool, hook, outfox, outwit, snare, trick
definition 4: to release a trigger or switch, thereby setting (something) in motion or operation.
The cat tripped the burglar alarm.
synonyms:
activate, switch on, trigger
similar words:
flip, pull, release, start, throw
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