trip (third-person singular simple present trips, present participle tripping, simple past and past participle tripped)
- (intransitive) To fall over or stumble over an object as a result of striking it with ones foot.
- Be careful not to trip on the tree roots.
- (transitive, sometimes followed by ""up"") To cause (a person or animal) to fall or stumble.
- A pedestrian was able to trip the burglar as he was running away.
- 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 5
- Early in his boyhood he had learned to form ropes by twisting and tying long grasses together, and with these he was forever tripping Tublat or attempting to hang him from some overhanging branch.
- (transitive) To activate or set in motion, as in the activation of a trap, explosive, or switch.
- When we get into the factory, trip the lights.
- (intransitive) To experience a state of reverie or to hallucinate, due to consuming psychoactive drugs.
- After taking the LSD, I started tripping about fairies and colors.
- To journey, to make a trip.
- Last somewhere we tripped to the coast.
trip (plural trips)
- A journey.
- We made a trip to the beach.
- A stumble or misstep.
- He was injured due to a trip down the stairs.
- A period of time in which one experiences drug-induced reverie or hallucinations.
- He had a strange trip after taking LSD.
- A faux pas, a social error.
trip (not comparable)
- (poker slang) Of or relating to trips.