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verb trip pronunciation in British English /trɪp/ 
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I/you/we/theytrip
he/she/ittrips
present participletripping
past tensetripped
past participletripped
  1. 1

    trip

    or

    trip up

    [intransitive] to hit your foot on something and fall down

    The stairs are a little uneven, so be careful you don't trip.

    trip on/over:

    I tripped over a rock.

    He tripped up on a cable and broke his ankle.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to make someone hit their foot on something and fall down

      She stuck out her foot and tripped him as he passed.

  2. 3
    [transitive] to make a switch go on or off, especially by accident

    When the switch is tripped, the alarm goes off.

  3. 4

    trip

    or

    trip out

    American
    [intransitive] very informal to feel the effects of a powerful illegal drug

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