tripping

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

tripping

  1. Present participle of trip.

Adjective[edit]

tripping (comparative more tripping, superlative most tripping)

  1. quick; nimble; stepping lightly and quickly
  2. (heraldry, not comparable) Having the right forefoot lifted, the others remaining on the ground, as if trotting; trippant.
    a buck tripping

Noun[edit]

tripping (plural trippings)

  1. The act of one who trips.
    • 1821, The Recreative Review, or Eccentricities of Literature and Life
      At present we only produce some of those slips and trippings of the tongue and pen to which we are all liable in our unguarded moments []