Pronunciation: (trip), [key]
n., v., tripped, trip•ping.

1. a journey or voyage: to win a trip to Paris.
2. a journey, voyage, or run made by a boat, train, bus, or the like, between two points: It's a short trip from Baltimore to Philadelphia.
3. See round trip (defs. 1, 2).
4. a single journey or course of travel taken as part of one's duty, work, etc.: his daily trip to the bank.
5. a stumble; misstep.
6. a sudden impeding or catching of a person's foot so as to throw the person down, esp. in wrestling.
7. a slip, mistake, error, or blunder.
8. an error or lapse in conduct or etiquette.
9. a light, nimble step or movement of the feet.
10. Mach.
a. a projecting object mounted on a moving part for striking a control lever to stop, reverse, or otherwise control the actions of some machine, as a milling machine or printing press.
b. a sudden release or start.
11. a catch of fish taken by a fishing vessel in a single voyage.
12. Slang.
a. an instance or period of being under the influence of a hallucinogenic drug, esp. LSD.
b. the euphoria, illusions, etc., experienced during such a period.
c. any stimulating or exciting experience: The class reunion was a real trip.
d. any intense interest or preoccupation: She's been on a nostalgia trip all week.
e. a period of time, experience, or lifestyle: Those early years in college were a bad trip.
13. lay a trip on, inflict one's preoccupations or obsessions on (another person): Mother's been trying to lay a guilt trip on me about leaving home.

1. to stumble: to trip over a child's toy.
2. to make a slip, error, or mistake, as in conversation or conduct.
3. to step lightly or nimbly; skip; dance.
4. to go with a light, quick step or tread: She tripped gaily across the room.
5. to make a journey or excursion.
6. to tip or tilt.
7. Horol.(of a tooth on an escape wheel) to slide past the face of the pallet by which it is supposed to be locked and strike the pallet in such a way as to move the balance or pendulum improperly.
8. be under the influence of a hallucinogenic drug, esp. LSD (often fol. by out): He tripped out on peyote.

1. to cause to stumble (often fol. by up): The rug tripped him up.
2. to cause to fail; hinder, obstruct, or overthrow.
3. to cause to make a slip or error (often fol. by up): to trip up a witness by skillful questioning.
4. to catch in a slip or error.
5. to tip or tilt.
6. Naut.
a. to break out (an anchor) by turning over or lifting from the bottom by a line (tripping line) attached to the anchor's crown.
b. to tip or turn (a yard) from a horizontal to a vertical position.
c. to lift (an upper mast) before lowering.
7. to operate, start, or set free (a mechanism, weight, etc.) by suddenly releasing a catch, clutch, or the like.
8. release or operate suddenly (a catch, clutch, etc.).
9. wedge (def. 17).
10. to tread or dance lightly upon (the ground, floor, etc.).
11. perform with a light or tripping step, as a dance.
12. trip the light fantastic, go dancing.


Pronunciation: (trip), [key]
n. Brit. Dial.
a group of animals, as sheep, goats, or fowl; flock.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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