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noun trip pronunciation in British English /trɪp/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an occasion when you go somewhere and come back again
    trip to:

    a trip to Brazil

    a bus/train/boat trip:

    The boat trip down the Amazon was great.

    a business/fishing/shopping trip:

    He’s just returned from a fishing trip to Scotland.

    a trip abroad/overseas:

    My parents are planning their first trip abroad.

    make/undertake a trip:

    I make about 20 business trips a year.

    go on/take a trip (=go somewhere for pleasure):

    The whole family went on a trip to Florida.

    a day trip (=when you go somewhere and come back again on the same day):

    a day trip to Paris

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  2. 2
    [countable] [usually singular] an occasion when you fall because you hit your foot on something

    One little trip on the rug, and down she went.

  3. 3
    [countable] very informal a strange experience that someone has because they have taken a powerful illegal drug
    See also ego trip
  4. 4
    [countable] an occasion when you experience a strong emotion
    a nostalgia trip (=when you remember experiences in your past):

    Listening to those old records was a real nostalgia trip.

  5. 5
    [singular] American very informal an unusual and enjoyable experience
    1. a.
      someone who is very funny and enjoyable to be with


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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