[ US /ˈtɹɪpɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈɪpɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈɪpɪŋ/ ]
moving easily and quickly; nimble
a lightsome buoyant step
walked with a light tripping step
the dancer was light and graceful
characterized by a buoyant rhythm
the flute broke into a light lilting air
an easy lilting stride
a tripping singing measure
a swinging pace
a graceful swingy walk
How To Use tripping In A Sentence
- Avoiding tripping over the lines on deck, you then have to quant your boat through the bridge. Times, Sunday Times
- It is patent that dusk found them weary and worn, plodding and wading silently "homewards," shovel on shoulder, across four or five kilos of desolate mud; falling and tripping over stagnant bodies, masses of tangled wire, bricks and jagged wood-work everywhere impeding progress. Norman Ten Hundred A Record of the 1st (Service) Bn. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry
- In a slow, lackluster way she began stripping the spell off the books. THE LIVES OF CHRISTOPHER CHANT
- Stripping off her leather breeches and boots, and her tunic, Isabella slid into the sudsy, herbal scented water of the tub, submersing her body up to her chin.
- Since 1975, landmines have killed over a million people, far outstripping the deaths caused by those well-publicized bugaboos, nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
- Between short scenes – aiming presumably to distil the essence of Faulks's novel but actually stripping it of atmosphere and verve – swathes of prose are just read out. Birdsong; On Ageing; The Big Fellah; Yes, Prime Minister
- These two lads started on these trees, and had them falling like ninepins, it was taking the rest of us all our time to keep pace stripping them. Work Camp 934 L
- Most visibly, it has transformed the British day out - you can't visit even the most two-bit town these days without tripping over its spangly new heritage centre or interactive museum.
- She's tripping because you left her high and dry.
- This may include modifying the environment by moving objects such as electrical cords or furniture to reduce tripping and falling.