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1. A going from one place to another; a journey.
2. A stumble or fall.
3. A maneuver causing someone to stumble or fall.
4. A mistake.
5. Slang
a. A hallucinatory experience induced by a psychedelic drug: an acid trip.
b. An intense, stimulating, or exciting experience: a power trip.
6. Slang
a. A usually temporary but absorbing interest or preoccupation: He's on another health food trip.
b. A certain way of life or situation: "deny that his reclusiveness is some sort of deliberate star trip" (Patricia Bosworth).
7. A light or nimble tread.
a. A device, such as a pawl, for triggering a mechanism.
b. The action of such a device.
v. tripped, trip·ping, trips
1. To stumble.
2. To move nimbly with light rapid steps; skip.
3. To be released, as a tooth on an escapement wheel in a watch.
4. To make a trip.
5. To make a mistake: tripped up on the last question.
6. Slang To have a drug-induced hallucination.
1. To cause to stumble or fall.
2. To trap or catch in an error or inconsistency.
3. To release (a catch, trigger, or switch), thereby setting something in operation.
4. Nautical
a. To raise (an anchor) from the bottom.
b. To tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for lowering.
c. To lift (an upper mast) in order to remove the fid before lowering.
trip the light fantastic
To dance.

[Middle English, act of tripping, from trippen, to trip, from Old French tripper, to stamp the foot, of Germanic origin.]
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1. an outward and return journey, often for a specific purpose
2. any tour, journey, or voyage
3. a false step; stumble
4. any slip or blunder
5. a light step or tread
6. a manoeuvre or device to cause someone to trip
7. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. any catch on a mechanism that acts as a switch
b. (as modifier): trip button.
8. (Chemistry) a surge in the conditions of a chemical or other automatic process resulting in an instability
9. (Recreational Drugs) informal a hallucinogenic drug experience
10. informal any stimulating, profound, etc, experience
vb, trips, tripping or tripped
11. (often foll by: up, or when intr, by on or over) to stumble or cause to stumble
12. to make or cause to make a mistake or blunder
13. (often foll by: up) to trap or catch in a mistake
14. (intr) to go on a short tour or journey
15. (intr) to move or tread lightly
16. (Recreational Drugs) (intr) informal to experience the effects of LSD or any other hallucinogenic drug
17. (tr)
a. to activate (a mechanical trip)
b. trip a switch to switch electric power off by moving the switch armature to disconnect the supply
[C14: from Old French triper to tread, of Germanic origin; related to Low German trippen to stamp, Middle Dutch trippen to walk trippingly, trepelen to trample]
ˈtrippingly adv
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n., v. tripped, trip•ping. n.
1. a traveling from one place to another; journey or voyage.
2. a journey or run made by a boat, train, or the like, between two points.
3. a single course of travel taken as part of one's duty, work, etc.: my weekly trip to the bank.
4. a stumble; misstep.
5. a sudden impeding or catching of a person's foot so as to throw the person down.
6. a slip, error, or blunder.
7. a light, nimble step or movement of the feet.
8. a projection on a moving part that strikes a control lever to stop, reverse, or control a machine, as a printing press.
9. Slang.
a. an instance or period of being under the influence of a hallucinogenic drug, esp. LSD.
b. the euphoria, hallucinations, etc., experienced during such a period.
c. a stimulating or exciting experience.
d. any experience.
e. any intense interest or preoccupation: She's been on a nostalgia trip all week.
10. to stumble: to trip on a toy.
11. to make a slip or mistake, as in conversation or conduct.
12. to step lightly or nimbly; skip.
13. to tip or tilt.
14. Slang. to be under the influence of a hallucinogenic drug, esp. LSD (often fol. by out).
15. to cause to stumble (often fol. by up).
16. to cause to fail; obstruct.
17. to cause to make a slip or error (often fol. by up).
18. to catch in a slip or error.
19. to tip or tilt.
20. to break out (a ship's anchor) by turning over or lifting from the bottom by a line attached to the crown of the anchor.
21. to operate, start, or set free (a mechanism, weight, etc.) by suddenly releasing a catch, clutch, or the like.
22. to release or operate suddenly (a catch, clutch, etc.).
trip the light fantastic, to go dancing.
[1350–1400; Middle English trippen to step lightly < Old French trip(p)er < Middle Dutch; compare early Dutch trippen, Dutch trippelen (frequentative with -el), akin to Old English treppan to tread]
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  • trip - A group of goats.
  • rustication - A trip to the country.
  • safari - From Swahili, from Arabic safar, "journey, trip."
  • supplant - Literally means "trip up," from Latin supplantare, "trip up, overthrow."
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.


 a flock or troop; a brood or litter.
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1. 'journey'

A journey is the process of travelling from one place to another by land, air, or sea.

There is a direct train from London Paddington to Penzance. The journey takes around 5 hours.
This service will save thousands of long-distance lorry journeys on Britain's roads.
2. 'trip'

A trip is the process of travelling from one place to another, staying there, usually for a short time, and coming back again.

Lucy is away on a business trip to Milan.
They went on a day trip to the seaside.
3. 'voyage'

A voyage is a long journey from one place to another in a ship or spacecraft.

The ship's voyage is over.
...the voyage to the moon in 1972.
4. 'excursion'

An excursion is a short trip made either as a tourist or in order to do a particular thing.

The tourist office organizes excursions to the palace.
5. verbs used with 'journey', 'trip', 'voyage' and 'excursion'

You make or go on a journey.

He made the long journey to India.

You take or go on a trip.

We took a bus trip to Manchester.

You make a voyage.

The ship made the 4,000-kilometre voyage across the Atlantic.

You go on an excursion.

Students went on an excursion to the Natural History Museum.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'do' with any of these words. Don't say, for example, 'We did a bus trip'.

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Past participle: tripped
Gerund: tripping

I trip
you trip
he/she/it trips
we trip
you trip
they trip
I tripped
you tripped
he/she/it tripped
we tripped
you tripped
they tripped
Present Continuous
I am tripping
you are tripping
he/she/it is tripping
we are tripping
you are tripping
they are tripping
Present Perfect
I have tripped
you have tripped
he/she/it has tripped
we have tripped
you have tripped
they have tripped
Past Continuous
I was tripping
you were tripping
he/she/it was tripping
we were tripping
you were tripping
they were tripping
Past Perfect
I had tripped
you had tripped
he/she/it had tripped
we had tripped
you had tripped
they had tripped
I will trip
you will trip
he/she/it will trip
we will trip
you will trip
they will trip
Future Perfect
I will have tripped
you will have tripped
he/she/it will have tripped
we will have tripped
you will have tripped
they will have tripped
Future Continuous
I will be tripping
you will be tripping
he/she/it will be tripping
we will be tripping
you will be tripping
they will be tripping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tripping
you have been tripping
he/she/it has been tripping
we have been tripping
you have been tripping
they have been tripping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tripping
you will have been tripping
he/she/it will have been tripping
we will have been tripping
you will have been tripping
they will have been tripping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tripping
you had been tripping
he/she/it had been tripping
we had been tripping
you had been tripping
they had been tripping
I would trip
you would trip
he/she/it would trip
we would trip
you would trip
they would trip
Past Conditional
I would have tripped
you would have tripped
he/she/it would have tripped
we would have tripped
you would have tripped
they would have tripped
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trip - a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)trip - a journey for some purpose (usually including the return); "he took a trip to the shopping center"
flight - a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports; "I took the noon flight to Chicago"
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another
junket - a trip taken by an official at public expense
round trip - a trip to some place and back again
run - a regular trip; "the ship made its run in record time"
run - a short trip; "take a run into town"
trek - any long and difficult trip
errand - a short trip that is taken in the performance of a necessary task or mission
service call - a trip made by a repairman to visit the location of something in need of service
2.trip - a hallucinatory experience induced by drugstrip - a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs; "an acid trip"
hallucination - illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder
3.trip - an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a falltrip - an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
fall, tumble, spill - a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice"
misadventure, mischance, mishap - an instance of misfortune
4.trip - an exciting or stimulating experiencetrip - an exciting or stimulating experience
experience - an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
5.trip - a catch mechanism that acts as a switchtrip - a catch mechanism that acts as a switch; "the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water"
catch, stop - a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
6.trip - a light or nimble treadtrip - a light or nimble tread; "he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"
step - the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps"
7.trip - an unintentional but embarrassing blundertrip - 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"
blooper, blunder, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, pratfall, bloomer - an embarrassing mistake
Verb1.trip - miss a step and fall or nearly falltrip - miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
founder - stumble and nearly fall; "the horses foundered"
2.trip - cause to stumbletrip - cause to stumble; "The questions on the test tripped him up"
3.trip - make a trip for pleasuretrip - make a trip for pleasure    
junket, junketeer - go on a pleasure trip
travel to, visit - go to certain places as for sightseeing; "Did you ever visit Paris?"
journey, travel - undertake a journey or trip
ply, run - travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
commute - travel back and forth regularly, as between one's place of work and home
peregrinate - travel around, through, or over, especially on foot; "peregrinate the bridge"
4.trip - put in motion or move to acttrip - put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
initiate, pioneer - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
5.trip - get high, stoned, or druggedtrip - get high, stoned, or drugged; "He trips every weekend"
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1. journey, outing, excursion, day out, run, drive, travel, tour, spin (informal), expedition, voyage, ramble, foray, jaunt, errand, junket (informal), awayday On the Thursday we went out on a day trip.
2. stumble, fall, slip, blunder, false move, misstep, false step Slips, trips and falls were monitored using a daily calendar.
1. stumble, fall, fall over, slip, tumble, topple, stagger, misstep, lose your balance, make a false move, lose your footing, take a spill She tripped and broke her hip.
2. skip, dance, spring, hop, caper, flit, frisk, gambol, tread lightly They tripped along without a care in the world.
3. (Informal) take drugs, get high (informal), get stoned (slang), get loved-up (informal), get off your face (slang), turn on (slang) One night I was tripping on acid.
4. activate, turn on, flip, release, pull, throw, engage, set off, switch on He set the timer, then tripped the switch.
trip someone up catch out, trap, confuse, unsettle, disconcert, throw you off, wrongfoot, put you off your stride Your own lies will trip you up.
trip up blunder, make a mistake, slip up (informal), make a faux pas, go wrong, lapse, boob (Brit. slang), err, miscalculate He has tripped up in Parliament before.
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1. A usually short journey taken for pleasure:
2. An act or thought that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true:
3. Slang. An illusion of perceiving something that does not really exist:
4. Slang. A temporary concentration of interest:
Slang: kick.
1. To catch the foot against something and lose one's balance:
Idioms: lose one's footing, make a false step.
2. To bound lightly:
3. To make or go on a journey:
Idiom: hit the road.
4. To release or move (a switch, for example) in order to activate, deactivate, or control a device:
phrasal verb
trip up
To make an error or mistake:
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رِحْلَةرِحْلَة، جَوْلَهرِحْلَهيُعَثِّرُيَمْشي بِخُطى سَريعَه
putspotaknuti se
ferî, ferîalaghrasatrítla
걸려 넘어지다여행
izletpotovanjespotaknitispotakniti se
chuyến đivấp


A. N
1. (= journey) → viaje m; (= excursion) → excursión f; (= visit) → visita f; (= outing) → salida f
it's her first trip abroades su primer viaje al extranjero
it's a 100-mile tripes un recorrido or un viaje de 100 millas
she's planning a trip round the worldestá planeando hacer un viaje por todo el mundo
a trip to the park/seasideuna excursión or una salida al parque/a la playa
a trip to the cinemauna visita or una salida al cine
a trip to the doctoruna visita al médico
boat trippaseo m or excursión f en barco
fishing tripexcursión f de pesca
to make a trip we made a trip into townfuimos a la ciudad
he made several trips to the toiletfue varias veces al servicio
she went on a trip to Tasmania(se) fue de viaje a Tasmania
he's away on a tripestá de viaje
school tripexcursión f del colegio
shopping tripvisita f a las tiendas
to take a trip they took a trip to Yorkfueron de excursión a York
they took a trip to Canada(se) fueron de viaje a Canadá
take a trip to your local libraryhágale una visita a la biblioteca de su barrio, visite la biblioteca de su barrio
weekend tripviaje m de fin de semana
to take a trip down memory lanerevivir el pasado
see also business, coach, day, field, round
2. (on drugs) → viaje m
acid tripviaje m de ácido
she had a bad triptuvo un mal viaje
see also ego, guilt
3. (= stumble) → tropezón m; (= move to make sb trip) → zancadilla f
he brought the other player down with a triphizo caer al otro jugador con una zancadilla
4. (Elec) (also trip switch) → interruptor m de desconexión
1. (= stumble) → tropezar
he tripped and felltropezó y se cayó al suelo
to trip on/over sthtropezar con algo
see also trip over
2. (liter) (= step lightly) she tripped gracefully round the dance floorse movía con paso ligero y grácil por la pista de baile
to trip along; go tripping alongir con paso ligero
to trip off the tongue it doesn't exactly trip off the tongueno se puede decir que sea fácil de pronunciar
the formula came tripping off his tonguepronunció la fórmula con la mayor facilidad
see also tongue A1
3. (on drugs) to be trippingestar colocado
they were all tripping out on acidtodos estaban colocados con ácido
1. (also trip up) (= cause to stumble) (intentionally) → poner or echar la zancadilla a; (accidentally) → hacer tropezar
he tried to trip meintentó ponerme or echarme la zancadilla
don't leave things on the stairs where they may trip youno deje cosas en las escaleras donde se pueda tropezar
2. (also trip up) (= catch out) he was trying to trip her into contradicting herselfestaba intentando tenderle una trampa para que se contradijera
see also trip up B2
3. (= set off) [+ mechanism, switch] → activar
4. (= dance) to trip the light fantastic (o.f.) → mover el esqueleto
D. CPD trip switch Ninterruptor m de desconexión
trip over
A. VI + ADV (= fall) → tropezar y caerse
he tripped over and fell flat on his facetropezó y cayó de bruces
1. (lit) → tropezarse con, tropezar con
he tripped over a wiretropezó or se tropezó con un cable
she tripped over her own feetse tropezó con sus propios pies
to trip over one another to do sth (fig) → darse de tortas por hacer algo
2. (fig) occasionally he would trip over a word in his impatience to tell his storya veces se le trababa la lengua en su impaciencia por contar su historia
trip up
1. (= stumble) → tropezar
2. (= make a mistake) → equivocarse
1. (= cause to stumble) (intentionally) → poner or echar la zancadilla a; (accidentally) → hacer tropezar
2. (= cause to make a mistake) she tried to trip him upintentó que se equivocase or que se confundiese
the fourth question tripped him upla cuarta pregunta le hizo equivocarse or le confundió
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(= journey) → voyage m (= excursion) → excursion f
have a good trip! → bon voyage!
to go on a trip → faire un voyage
We went on a trip to the Lake District
BUT Nous sommes allés dans le Lake District.
a day trip → une excursion d'une journée
a business trip → un voyage d'affaires
a school trip → un voyage scolaire
(= experience) → délire m
power trip → délire mégalo
nostalgia trip → délire nostalgique, trip nostalgique
guilt trip → sentiment coupable
(also acid trip) → trip m
(= stumble) → trébucher
to trip over sth, to trip on sth → trébucher sur qch
(= go lightly) → marcher d'un pas léger
(= cause to stumble) → faire trébucher
(by sticking one's foot out)faire un croche-pied à
trip up
(= stumble) → trébucher
(= make a mistake) → faire un faux pas
(= cause to stumble) → faire trébucher
(by sticking one's foot out)faire un croche-pied à
(= catch out) → désarçonner
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(= journey)Reise f; (= excursion)Ausflug m, → Tour f; (esp shorter) → Trip m; let’s go on a trip to the seasidemachen wir doch einen Ausflug ans Meer!, fahren wir doch ans Meer!; when was your last trip to the dentist’s?wann waren Sie zuletzt beim Zahnarzt?; that’s his fifth trip to the bathroom already!er geht jetzt schon zum fünften Mal auf die Toilette! (inf); he is away on a triper ist verreist or auf Reisen; she’s away on a trip to Canadasie macht zur Zeit eine Reise nach Kanada; to take a trip (to)eine Reise machen (nach), verreisen (nach)
(inf: on drugs) → Trip m (inf); to go on a tripauf einen Trip or auf die Reise gehen (inf)
(= stumble)Stolpern nt; that was a nasty tripda sind Sie aber übel gestolpert
(esp Sport) → Beinstellen nt; he didn’t fall, it was a triper ist nicht (von selbst) hingefallen, man hat ihm ein Bein gestellt
(= mistake)Fehler m, → Ausrutscher m (inf)
(Mech) → Auslösung f
(= stumble)stolpern (→ on, over über +acc)
(fig) = trip up VI b
(= skip)trippeln; to trip in/outhinein-/hinaustrippeln; a phrase which trips off the tongueein Ausdruck, der einem leicht von der Zunge geht; the notes should come tripping off the tonguedie Töne müssen richtig perlend kommen
(= make fall)stolpern lassen; (deliberately) → ein Bein stellen (+dat); I was trippedjemand hat mir ein Bein gestellt ? also trip up VT b
(Mech) leverbetätigen; mechanismauslösen
(old: = dance) → tanzen; to trip the light fantastic (hum)das Tanzbein schwingen (inf)


trip recorder
n (Aut) → Tageszähler m
trip switch
n (Elec) → Sicherheitsschalter m
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1. n
a.viaggio; (outing) → gita; (excursion) → escursione f
(away) on a trip → in viaggio
to take a trip → fare un viaggio
she does 3 trips to Milan a week → va a Milano 3 volte alla settimana
I've made 2 trips to the shops already → sono già andata 2 volte a far la spesa
b. (Drugs slang) → trip m inv, viaggio
c. (stumble) → passo falso
2. vi
a. (stumble) → inciampare
b. to trip along or go tripping along (skip) → andare saltellando; (move lightly) → camminare con passo leggero
3. vt = trip up 2
trip over
1. vi + advinciampare
2. vi + prepinciampare in
trip up
1. vi + advinciampare (fig) (make a mistake) → fare un passo falso
2. vt + advfar inciampare, fare lo sgambetto a
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(trip) past tense, past participle tripped verb
1. (often with up or over) to (cause to) catch one's foot and stumble or fall. She tripped and fell; She tripped over the carpet.
2. to walk with short, light steps. She tripped happily along the road.
a journey or tour. She went on / took a trip to Paris.
ˈtripper noun
a person who has made a journey for pleasure. The resort was full of trippers.
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رِحْلَة, يُعَثِّرُ výlet, zakopnout rejse, snuble Reise, stolpern σκουντουφλώ, ταξίδι αναψυχής tropezar, viaje kompastua, matka trajet, trébucher put, spotaknuti se inciampare, viaggio つまずく, 旅行 걸려 넘어지다, 여행 reisje, struikelen tur, utløse podróż, potknąć się tropeçar, viagem путешествие, путешествовать resa, snubbla การเดินทาง, สะดุด ayağı takılmak, yolculuk chuyến đi, vấp 旅程, 绊倒
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009


1. n. viaje;
2. slang, uso de drogas alucinatorias.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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vi (pret & pp tripped; ger tripping) tropezar, dar un traspié
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References in classic literature ?
Very well, we had a delightful trip to Fluelen, on a breezy, sunny day.
There was one who was famed for the number of things He forgot when he entered the ship: His umbrella, his watch, all his jewels and rings, And the clothes he had bought for the trip.
Washington and myself during a three or four months' trip to Europe.
Besides, all manner of doubt was quickly put out of the question: preparations for the trip were set on foot at London; the factories of Lyons received a heavy order for the silk required for the body of the balloon; and, finally, the British Government placed the transport-ship Resolute, Captain Bennett, at the disposal of the expedition.
Tom had been back from the Peru trip for some months, when we again find him interested in some of the work of Professor Bumper, as set forth in the magazine mentioned.
On the particular trip I have in mind, Cloudesley and Toddy came along.
"No," said Harris, "if you want rest and change, you can't beat a sea trip."
I wonder what sort of a history it will be when I have finished it, if ever I come to the end of the trip! I have done a good many things in my life, which seems a long one to me, owing to my having begun work so young, perhaps.
Henry looked at him commiseratingly, and said, "I'll be almighty glad when this trip's over."
The fish arc runnin' smaller an' smaller, an' you've took baout as logy a halibut's we're apt to find this trip. Yesterday's catch - did ye notice it?
This book is a record of a pleasure trip. If it were a record of a solemn scientific expedition, it would have about it that gravity, that profundity, and that impressive incomprehensibility which are so proper to works of that kind, and withal so attractive.
My first trip was to the post-office, and the next day I went over to take Yulka and Antonia for a sleigh-ride.