trip up

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Verb1.trip up - detect a blunder or missteptrip up - detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator"
get a line, get wind, get word, hear, learn, discover, find out, pick up, see - get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
2.trip up - cause to stumbletrip up - cause to stumble; "The questions on the test tripped him up"
3.trip up - make an errortrip up - make an error; "She slipped up and revealed the name"
err, mistake, slip - to make a mistake or be incorrect
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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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vt sep
(= make fall)stolpern lassen; (deliberately) → zu Fall bringen
(fig: = cause to make a mistake etc) → eine Falle stellen (+dat), → aufs Glatteis führen; he was trying to trip me up with his ad-libbinger versuchte, mich mit seinem Improvisieren aus dem Konzept zu bringen; question six managed to trip most of the candidates updie meisten Prüflinge sind über die sechste Frage gestolpert
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