[ UK /tɹˈɪp/ ]
[ US /ˈtɹɪp/ ]
  1. miss a step and fall or nearly fall
    She stumbled over the tree root
  2. cause to stumble
    The questions on the test tripped him up
  3. make a trip for pleasure
  4. get high, stoned, or drugged
    He trips every weekend
  5. put in motion or move to act
    actuate the circuits
    trigger a reaction
  1. a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs
    an acid trip
  2. a catch mechanism that acts as a switch
    the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water
  3. an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
    he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later
    he recited the whole poem without a single trip
    confusion caused his unfortunate misstep
  4. an exciting or stimulating experience
  5. a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
    he took a trip to the shopping center
  6. an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall
    the jolt caused many slips and a few spills
    he blamed his slip on the ice
  7. a light or nimble tread
    he heard the trip of women's feet overhead
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How To Use trip In A Sentence

  • Trip steels have a microstructure with retained austenite, ferrite and martensite.
  • Our economy suffered a triple whammy this year - we were hit by Sars, the Iraq war, and then the world economic downturn.
  • The site has its own airstrip and light aircraft service, and its own small marina.
  • Avoiding tripping over the lines on deck, you then have to quant your boat through the bridge. Times, Sunday Times
  • He opens the door for me, and I slide in, scooting over to save him a trip.
  • How do you know when to clap the triple jumpers? Times, Sunday Times
  • And strips of cloth had been tied around the reserve chute so that it could not be opened either. The Sun
  • So again if you're unfamiliar with this yarn and needle arrangement, start by knitting stripes in full needle rib.
  • More than 26,000 people made the trip to inspect the acers and aspidistras at what is fast becoming one of the best, and best-loved, horticultural events in the North of England.
  • The only use he serves as a coach is that his nose just about crosses the touchline when he's sat in the dugout, so there's every chance he'll be able to trip up a tricky winger with his conk.
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