trip - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb 

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/trɪp/
present tense
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. 2
    [intransitive] literary to move with quick light steps
  3. 4

    trip

    or

    trip out

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

phrasal verbs

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