trip up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/they
he/she/ittrips up
present participletripping up
past tensetripped up
past participletripped up
  1. 1
    to make a mistake, or to cause someone to make a mistake

    The tests are designed to trip you up.

    trip up on:

    I tripped up on a couple of questions.

  2. 2
    same as trip2 (sense 1)

    I tripped up when I was running after the dog.

See also main entry: trip