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Webster 1913 Edition


Trip

Trip

(trĭp)
,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Tripped
(trĭpt)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Tripping
.]
[OE.
trippen
; akin to D.
trippen
, Dan.
trippe
, and E.
tramp
. See
Tramp
.]
1.
To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip; to move the feet nimbly; – sometimes followed by it. See
It
, 5.
This horse anon began to
trip
and dance.
Chaucer.
Come, and
trip
it, as you go,
On the light fantastic toe.
Milton.
She bounded by, and
tripped
so light
They had not time to take a steady sight.
Dryden.
2.
To make a brief journey or pleasure excursion;
as, to
trip
to Europe
.
3.
To take a quick step, as when in danger of losing one’s balance; hence, to make a false step; to catch the foot; to lose footing; to stumble.
4.
Fig.: To be guilty of a misstep; to commit an offense against morality, propriety, or rule; to err; to mistake; to fail.
“Till his tongue trip.”
Locke.
A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind understanding; there is no remedy, but it must
trip
and stumble.
South.
Virgil is so exact in every word that none can be changed but for a worse; he pretends sometimes to
trip
, but it is to make you think him in danger when most secure.
Dryden.
What? dost thou verily
trip
upon a word?
R. Browning.

Trip

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To cause to stumble, or take a false step; to cause to lose the footing, by striking the feet from under; to cause to fall; to throw off the balance; to supplant; – often followed by up;
as, to
trip
up a man in wrestling
.
The words of Hobbes's defense
trip
up the heels of his cause.
Abp. Bramhall.
2.
(Fig.)
:
To overthrow by depriving of support; to put an obstacle in the way of; to obstruct; to cause to fail.
To
trip
the course of law, and blunt the sword.
Shakespeare
3.
To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict; also called
trip up
.
[R.]
These her women can
trip
me if I err.
Shakespeare
4.
(Naut.)
(a)
To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
(b)
To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.

Trip

,
Noun.
1.
A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the
trip
of a light female step glide to or from the door.
Sir W. Scott.
2.
A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt.
I took a
trip
to London on the death of the queen.
Pope.
3.
A false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or balance. Fig.: An error; a failure; a mistake.
Imperfect words, with childish
trips
.
Milton.
Each seeming
trip
, and each digressive start.
Harte.
4.
A small piece; a morsel; a bit.
[Obs.]
“A trip of cheese.”
Chaucer.
5.
A stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his antagonist to lose footing.
And watches with a
trip
his foe to foil.
Dryden.
It is the sudden trip
in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground.
South.
6.
(Naut.)
A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
7.
A herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc.
[Prov. Eng. & Scott.]
8.
A troop of men; a host.
[Obs.]
Robert of Brunne.
9.
(Zool.)
A flock of widgeons.

Webster 1828 Edition


Trip

TRIP

, v.t.
1.
To supplant; to cause to fall by striking the feet suddenly from under the person; usually followed by up; as, to trip up a man in wrestling; to trip up the heels.
2.
To supplant; to overthrow by depriving of support.
3.
To catch; to detect.
4.
To loose an anchor from the bottom by its cable or buoy-rope.

TRIP

,
Verb.
I.
To stumble; to strike the foot against something, so as to lose the step and come near to fall; or to stumble and fall.
1.
To err; to fail; to mistake; to be deficient.
Virgil pretends sometimes to trip.

TRIP

, v.i.
1.
To run or step lightly; to walk with a light step.
She bounded by and tripp'd so light.
They had not time to take a steady sight.
Thus from the lion trips the trembling doe.
2.
To take a voyage or journey.

TRIP

,
Noun.
A stroke or catch by which a wrestler supplants his antagonist.
And watches with a trip his foe to foil.
1.
A stumble by the loss of foot-hold, or a striking of the foot against an object.
2.
A failure; a mistake.
Each seeming trip, and each digressive start.
3.
A journey; or a voyage.
I took a trip to London on the death of the queen.
4.
In navigation, a single board in plying to windward.
5.
Among farmers, a small flock of sheep, or a small stock of them. [Local.]

Definition 2023


Trip

Trip

See also: trip

German

Noun

Trip m (genitive Trips, plural Trips)

  1. (drugs or short journey) trip

trip

trip

See also: Trip

English

Noun

trip (plural trips)

  1. A journey; an excursion or jaunt.
    We made a trip to the beach.
    • Alexander Pope
      I took a trip to London on the death of the queen.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
      We made an odd party before the arrival of the Ten, particularly when the Celebrity dropped in for lunch or dinner. He could not be induced to remain permanently at Mohair because Miss Trevor was at Asquith, but he appropriated a Hempstead cart from the Mohair stables and made the trip sometimes twice in a day.
  2. A stumble or misstep.
    He was injured due to a trip down the stairs.
  3. (figuratively) An error; a failure; a mistake.
    • John Milton
      Imperfect words, with childish trips.
    • Harte
      Each seeming trip, and each digressive start.
  4. A period of time in which one experiences drug-induced reverie or hallucinations.
    He had a strange trip after taking LSD.
  5. A faux pas, a social error.
  6. Intense involvement in or enjoyment of a condition.
    ego trip;  power trip;  nostalgia trip;  guilt trip
  7. (engineering) A mechanical cutout device.
  8. (electricity) A trip-switch or cut-out.
    It's dark because the trip operated.
  9. A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
    trip the light fantastic W
    • Sir Walter Scott
      His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the trip of a light female step glide to or from the door.
  10. (obsolete) A small piece; a morsel; a bit.
  11. The act of tripping someone, or causing them to lose their footing.
    • John Dryden
      And watches with a trip his foe to foil.
    • South
      It is the sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground.
  12. (nautical) A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
  13. (obsolete, Britain, Scotland, dialect) A herd or flock of sheep, goats, etc.
  14. (obsolete) A troop of men; a host.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Robert of Brunne to this entry?)
  15. A flock of wigeons.

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Verb

trip (third-person singular simple present trips, present participle tripping, simple past and past participle tripped)

  1. (intransitive) 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. (transitive, sometimes followed by "up") To cause (a person or animal) to fall or stumble.
    A pedestrian was able to trip the burglar as he was running away.
    • 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 5
      Early in his boyhood he had learned to form ropes by twisting and tying long grasses together, and with these he was forever tripping Tublat or attempting to hang him from some overhanging branch.
  3. (intransitive) To be guilty of a misstep or mistake; to commit an offence against morality, propriety, etc.
    • John Locke
      till his tongue trip
    • South
      A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind understanding; there is no remedy, but it must trip and stumble.
    • Dryden
      Virgil is so exact in every word that none can be changed but for a worse; he pretends sometimes to trip, but it is to make you think him in danger when most secure.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict.
    • Shakespeare
      These her women can trip me if I err.
  5. (transitive) 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. (intransitive) To be activated, as by a signal or an event.
    The alarm system tripped, throwing everyone into a panic.
  7. (intransitive) 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. (intransitive) To journey, to make a trip.
    Last summer we tripped to the coast.
  9. (intransitive, dated) To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip.
    • Milton
      Come, and trip it, as you go, / On the light fantastic toe.
    • Dryden
      She bounded by, and tripped so light / They had not time to take a steady sight.
  10. (nautical) To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
  11. (nautical) To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.

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Adjective

trip (not comparable)

  1. (poker slang) Of or relating to trips.

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Noun

trip f, m (plural trips, diminutive tripje n)

  1. a trip, a short excursion
  2. hallucination, tripping