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phrasal verb [intransitive] American very informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytrip out
he/she/ittrips out
present participletripping out
past tensetripped out
past participletripped out

Related words

  1. 1
    same as trip2 (sense 4)
  2. 2
    to start behaving in a silly or uncontrolled way, often because you are frightened or worried

    That was the summer she tripped out and went to New Mexico.

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