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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
    a fishing/camping/sightseeing trip
    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. 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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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