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1 a journey for some purpose (usually including the return); "he took a trip to the shopping center"
2 a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs; "an acid trip"
3 an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills" [syn: slip]
4 an exciting or stimulting experience [syn: head trip]
5 a catch mechanism that acts as a switch; "the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water" [syn: tripper]
6 a light or nimble tread; "he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"
7 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" [syn: trip-up, stumble, misstep]


1 miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root" [syn: stumble]
2 cause to stumble; "The questions on the test tripped him up" [syn: trip up]
3 make a trip for pleasure [syn: travel, jaunt]
4 put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits" [syn: actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off]
5 get high, stoned, or drugged; "He trips every weekend" [syn: trip out, turn on, get off] [also: tripping, tripped]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Trip




From tripper (noun is from the verb).


  1. a journey
  2. a stumble
  3. period of experiencing drug-induced hallucinations
  4. a faux pas, a social error, see tripping


a journey
a stumble
period of experiencing drug-induced hallucinations
a faux pas, a social error


  1. to fall over or stumble over something with your feet.
  2. to cause (a person or animal) to fall or stumble, by placing an object (usually a part of the body) in the path of their feet or legs. Commonly followed postpositionally by up.
  3. to activate or set in motion. (This usage is usually associated with the activation of a trap or explosive device. See tripwire.)
  4. to use drugs that induce hallucinations, particularly LSD


to fall over or stumble over something with your feet
to activate or set in motion
to use drugs that induce hallucinations

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trip in German: Ausflug
trip in Esperanto: Ekskurso (promeno)
trip in French: Trip
trip in Dutch: Trip
trip in Portuguese: Trip
trip in Simple English: Trip

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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