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Definition of trip:

  1. A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt.
  2. A false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or balance. Fig.: An error; a failure; a mistake.
  3. A flock of widgeons.
  4. A herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc.
  5. A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
  6. A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
  7. A small piece; a morsel; a bit.
  8. A stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his antagonist to lose footing.
  9. A troop of men; a host.
  10. Fig.: To be guilty of a misstep; to commit an offense against morality, propriety, or rule; to err; to mistake; to fail.
  11. Fig.: To overthrow by depriving of support; to put an obstacle in the way of; to obstruct; to cause to fail.
  12. To cause to stumble, or take a false step; to cause to lose the footing, by striking the feet from under; to cause to fall; to throw off the balance; to supplant; - often followed by up; as, to trip up a man in wrestling.
  13. To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict.
  14. To make a brief journey or pleasure excursion; as, to trip to Europe.
  15. To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip; to move the feet nimbly; - sometimes followed by it. See It, 5.
  16. To pull ( a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.
  17. To raise ( an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
  18. To release, let fall, or see free, as a weight or compressed spring, as by removing a latch or detent.
  19. To take a quick step, as when in danger of losing one's balance; hence, to make a false; to catch the foot; to lose footing; to stumble.


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