1. A journey; an excursion or jaunt.
  2. A stumble or misstep.
  3. An error; a failure; a mistake.
  4. A period of time in which one experiences drug-induced reverie or hallucinations.
  5. A faux pas, a social error.
  6. Intense involvement in or enjoyment of a condition.
  7. A mechanical or electrical cutout device.
  8. A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
  9. A small piece; a morsel; a bit.
  10. The act of tripping someone, or causing them to lose their footing.
  11. A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
  12. A herd or flock of sheep, goats, etc.
  13. A troop of men; a host.
  14. A flock of wigeons.


  1. To fall over or stumble over an object as a result of striking it with one's foot.
    Be careful not to trip on the tree roots.
  2. To cause (a person or animal) to fall or stumble.
    A pedestrian was able to trip the burglar as he was running away.
  3. To be guilty of a misstep or mistake; to commit an offence against morality, propriety, etc.
  4. To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict.
  5. To activate or set in motion, as in the activation of a trap, explosive, or switch.
    When we get into the factory, trip the lights.
  6. To be activated, as by a signal or an event.
    The alarm system tripped, throwing everyone into a panic.
  7. To experience a state of reverie or to hallucinate, due to consuming psychoactive drugs.
    After taking the LSD, I started tripping about fairies and colors.
  8. To journey, to make a trip.
    Last summer we tripped to the coast.
  9. To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip.
  10. To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
  11. To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.


  1. Of or relating to trips.

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