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noun     trip pronunciation in British English
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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
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