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Definition of Trip


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

Trip Quotations

I've been here before and will come again, but I'm not going this trip through.
Bob Marley

When you want to do your homework, fill out your tax return, or see all the choices for a trip you want to take, you need a full-size screen.
Bill Gates

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.
John Steinbeck

Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased. - John Steinbeck
Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.
John Steinbeck

Put a love note in his shaving kit before he leaves on a business trip.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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Trip Translations

trip in Afrikaans is reis
trip in Danish is rejse
trip in Dutch is tocht, toer, reis, trip
trip in Finnish is matka
trip in French is voyage, broncher, trajet
trip in German is Abstecher, Trip {m}, Reise
trip in Italian is escursione, tratto, incespicare
trip in Norwegian is reise
trip in Portuguese is desengate
trip in Spanish is excursion, topetar, viaje

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