trip up

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

  1. (intransitive) To commit an error, make a mistake.
  2. (transitive) To cause (someone) to commit an error, trick into a mistake.
  3. (intransitive) To fall or stumble.
  4. (transitive) To cause (someone) to fall or stumble.