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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]tripped See trip

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  1. past of trip
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