trip

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English trippen (tread or step lightly and nimbly, skip, dance), perhaps from Old French triper (to hop or dance around, strike with the feet), from a Frankish source; or alternatively from Middle Dutch trippen (to skip, trip, hop, stamp, trample) (> Modern Dutch trippelen (to toddle, patter, trip)). Akin to Middle Low German trippen ( > Danish trippe (to trip), Swedish trippa (to mince, trip)), West Frisian tripje (to toddle, trip), German trippeln (to scurry), Old English treppan (to trample, tread). Related also to trap, tramp.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: trĭp, IPA(key): /tɹɪp/, [t̠ʰɹ̠̊ɪp]
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  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Noun[edit]

trip (plural trips)

  1. A journey; an excursion or jaunt.
    We made a trip to the beach.
    • 1918, Ralph Henry Barbour, Lost Island
      I sold my horse and took a trip to Ceylon and back on an Orient boat as a passenger,
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter V, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698:
      We made an odd party before the arrival of the Ten, particularly when the Celebrity dropped in for lunch or dinner. He could not be induced to remain permanently at Mohair because Miss Trevor was at Asquith, but he appropriated a Hempstead cart from the Mohair stables and made the trip sometimes twice in a day.
  2. A stumble or misstep.
    He was injured due to a trip down the stairs.
  3. (figuratively, archaic) An error; a failure; a mistake.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:error
  4. (colloquial) A period of time in which one experiences drug-induced reverie or hallucinations.
    He had a strange trip after taking LSD.
    • 1967, Joe David Brown, editor, The Hippies, New York: Time, Inc, page 2:
      Unlike other accepted stimuli, from nicotine to liquor, the hallucinogens promise those who take the “trip” a magic-carpet escape from dull reality in which perceptions are heightened, sense distorted, and the imagination permanently bedazzled with ecstatic visions of teleological verity.
    • 1969, Merle Haggard (lyrics and music), “Okie from Muskogee”:
      We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee / We don't take our trips on LSD
  5. (by extension) Intense involvement in or enjoyment of a condition.
    nostalgia trip
    guilt trip
  6. A faux pas, a social error.
  7. (engineering) A mechanical cutout device.
  8. (electricity) A trip-switch or cut-out.
    It's dark because the trip operated.
  9. A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
  10. (obsolete) A small piece; a morsel; a bit.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:modicum
  11. The act of tripping someone, or causing them to lose their footing.
    • 1661 December 10, Robert South, False Foundations Removed []
      It is the sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground.
    • 1697, “Georgic II”, in Virgil; John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. [], London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], OCLC 403869432:
      And watches with a trip his foe to foil.
  12. (nautical) A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “trip” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Verb[edit]

trip (third-person singular simple present trips, present participle tripping, simple past and past participle tripped)

  1. (intransitive) To fall over or stumble over an object as a result of striking it with one's foot
    Be careful not to trip on the tree roots.
  2. (transitive, sometimes followed by "up") To cause (a person or animal) to fall or stumble by knocking their feet from under them.
    A pedestrian was able to trip the burglar as he was running away.
  3. (intransitive) To be guilty of a misstep or mistake; to commit an offence against morality, propriety, etc
    • c. 1503–1512, John Skelton, Ware the Hauke; republished in John Scattergood, editor, John Skelton: The Complete English Poems, 1983, OCLC 8728872, lines 152–155, page 66:
      And the Pharasay
      Then durst nothynge say,
      But let the matter slyp,
      And made truth to tryp;
    • 1689 (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], “Remedies of the Imperfection and Abuse of Words”, in An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. [], London: [] Eliz[abeth] Holt, for Thomas Basset, [], OCLC 153628242, book III, page 250:
      till his Tongue trips
    • 1692–1717, Robert South, “Discourse upon 2 Thessalonians ii.II”, in Twelve Sermons Preached upon Several Occasions, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), 6th edition, London: [] J[ames] Bettenham, for Jonah Bowyer, [], published 1727, OCLC 21766567:
      A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind understanding; there is no remedy, but it must trip and stumble.
    • 1697, Virgil; John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. [], London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], OCLC 403869432:
      Virgil is so exact in every word that none can be changed but for a worse; he pretends sometimes to trip, but it is to make you think him in danger when most secure.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict.
  5. (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.
  6. (intransitive) To be activated, as by a signal or an event
    The alarm system tripped, throwing everyone into a panic.
    • 1961 November, “Talking of Trains: Derailment near Holmes Chapel”, in Trains Illustrated, page 652:
      From the evidence of witnesses and of the recorded passing times, including the time at which the circuit breakers were tripped when the wires were brought down, the train was travelling at a speed of not less than 70 m.p.h.
  7. (intransitive) To experience a state of reverie or to hallucinate, due to consuming psychoactive drugs.
    • 1970, “Fairies Wear Boots”, in Paranoid, performed by Black Sabbath:
      So, I went to the doctor, see what he could give me / He said, "Son, son, you've gone too far / 'Cause smokin' and trippin’ is all that you do," / Yeeeeeeaaaaaah
    After taking the LSD, I started tripping about fairies and colors.
  8. (intransitive) To journey, to make a trip.
    Last summer, we tripped to the coast.
  9. (intransitive, dated) To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip.
  10. (nautical) To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
  11. (nautical) To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.
  12. (slang, African-American Vernacular, most commonly used in the form tripping) To become unreasonably upset, especially over something unimportant; to cause a scene or a disruption.
    • 2003, “What's a Pimp?”, in Married to the Game, performed by Too $hort:
      If she ain't with it, I find another little chick
      I'm quick to switch, even when I was six
      I had a backup bitch, when my bitch would trip
      I'd go play with my other girlfriend and get me a kiss
      And at the age of thirty-six I'm to the same old tricks
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Adjective[edit]

trip (not comparable)

  1. (poker slang) Of or relating to trips.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English tryppe, from Old French trippe.

Noun[edit]

trip (plural trips)

  1. (obsolete, UK, Scotland, dialect) A herd or flock of sheep, goats, etc. Chambers 10th edition - n. a small flock of sheep, wildfwl &Co [Perh. akin to troop]
  2. (obsolete, UK, Scotland, dialect) A herd or flock of sheep, goats, etc.
  3. (obsolete) A troop of men; a host.
  4. A flock of wigeons.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English trip.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trip m (plural trips, diminutive tripje n)

  1. a trip, a short excursion, a vacation, travelling
    Synonyms: plezierreis, uitje, uitstapje
  2. hallucination, tripping

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman trippe (dance).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trip (plural trippus)

  1. An action that leads to a trip, fall or a bump; that which causes a misstep.
  2. (rare) A motion in a dance.
  3. (rare, Late Middle English) A voyage; an excursion.
Descendants[edit]
  • English: trip
  • Scots: trip
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

trip

  1. Alternative form of tryppe

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English trip.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /trip/
  • Rhymes: -ip
  • Syllabification: trip

Noun[edit]

trip m inan

  1. (slang) trip (period of time in which one experiences drug-induced reverie or hallucinations)
    Synonym: haj
  2. (film) movie with phantasmagoric images and scenes

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Further reading[edit]

  • trip in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • trip in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English trip.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trip n (plural tripuri)

  1. (slang) trip (hallucination caused by drugs)
    Am avut un trip nasol. Iarba asta nu e de calitate.
    I had a shitty trip. This isn't quality herb.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English trip.

Noun[edit]

trip m (plural trips)

  1. trip (hallucination)

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English trip.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trip

  1. (slang) plan; idea; undertaking (especially on a whim or impulse)
    Synonyms: balak, idea, plano
    • 2008, Khavn De La Cruz, Ultraviolins, UP Press (→ISBN), page 182:
      Wala, trip ko lang, wala lang akong magawa. May reklamo ka? Ako wala. Wala akong pakialam sa yo at sa kung ano mang iniisip mo. Bakit sa SM? Kase. Kase pareho ng initials ko. Yun lang.
      Nothing, just my idea, ['coz] I have nothing to do. Any problems? Nothing. I don't mind you and anything you think. Why in SM? Coz. Coz it's the same initials as mine. Just that.
  2. (slang) something one likes to do (especially on a whim or impulse)
    Synonyms: gusto, kasayahan, kursonada
    • 1989, National Mid-week
      May asawa at anak ang lalaki, pero trip niya ang mamboso at mambastos sa telepono. Ginagamit ng lalaki ang ... ang mensahe ng pelikula. Ang problema ay nakaka-depress dahil mahirap labanan nang ganoon ang lalaking sira ang ulo.
      The man has a wife and a son, but he likes to harass and flirt with women on the telephone. The man uses the message of the movie. The problem is depressing because it's difficult to fight such a stupid man.
    • 1998, Honorio Bartolome De Dios, Sa Labas Ng Parlor, University of Philippines Press (→ISBN)
      Siguro nga napapayag mo siya, pero, nilasing mo 'yung tao, e. Hindi ko siya nilasing. Pareho kaming lasing n'ung gabing 'yun. Arnold, kilala ko ang kumpare ko. Matagal na kaming magkasama niyan. Ang trip talaga niya 'pag lasing, sex.
      You possible enticed her, but, you made the person drunk, don't you? I didn't made her drunk. We're both drunk that night. Arnold, I know my buddies. We've been together for long. What she likes when drunk is to have sex.
  3. (slang) act of taking advantage of someone (by duping, tricking, cheating, etc.)
    Synonyms: pananamantala, panloloko
  4. (slang) trip (hallucination due to drugs)

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Verb[edit]

trip

  1. (pseudo-verb) to want; to like (to do something, especially on a whim or impulse)
    Synonyms: gusto, nais
    Trip ko lang na mambasag ng mga bintana ng kotse, kasi sabog ako n'on.
    I'ved just wanted to break car windows, 'coz I'm high that time.

Further reading[edit]

  • trip” in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila: Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, 2018.
  • Zorc, R. David; San Miguel, Rachel (1993) Tagalog Slang Dictionary[1], Manila: De La Salle University Press, →ISBN