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,
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
      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) 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 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.
    • 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 5
      Early in his boyhood he had learned to form ropes by twisting and tying long grasses together, and with these he was forever tripping Tublat or attempting to hang him from some overhanging branch.
  3. (intransitive) to be guilty of a misstep or mistake; to commit an offence against morality, propriety, etc
    • 1689 (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. [], London: [] Eliz[abeth] Holt, for Thomas Basset, [], OCLC 153628242:
      , Book III
      till his tongue trips
    • 1698, Robert South, Twelve Sermons upon Several Subjects and Occasions:
      , "Discourse upon 2 Thessalonians ii.II"
      A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind understanding; there is no remedy, but it must trip and stumble.
    • 1697, 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, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne, "Fairies Wear Boots", Black Sabbath, Paranoid.
      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, Britain, Scotland, dialect) a herd or flock of sheep, goats, etc.
  2. (obsolete) a troop of men; a host
  3. a flock of wigeons

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trip f or m (plural trips, diminutive tripje n)

  1. a trip, a short excursion, a vacation, travelling
  2. hallucination, tripping

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman trippe (dance).

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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.
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  • English: trip
  • Scots: trip
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

trip

  1. Alternative form of tryppe

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English trip.

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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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trip m (plural trips)

  1. trip (hallucination)

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English trip.

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Noun[edit]

trip

  1. (drug slang) trip
  2. (slang) something or someone liked
    • 1989, National Mid-week
      May asawa at anak ang lalaki, pero trip niya ang mamboso at mambastos sa telcpono. 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.
    • 2008, Khavn De La Cruz, Khavn, 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.
    Trip ko lang ang mambasag ng mga bintana ng kotse, kasi sabog ako non.
    I'ved just liked to break car windows, 'coz I'm high that time.

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