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Definition 1: a journey for some purpose (usually including the return) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where trip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took a trip to the shopping center

(trip is a kind of ...) the act of traveling from one place to another

(... is a kind of trip ) a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports

"I took the noon flight to Chicago"

(... is a kind of trip ) a trip taken by an official at public expense

(... is a kind of trip ) a trip to some place and back again

(... is a kind of trip ) a regular trip

"the ship made its run in record time"

(... is a kind of trip ) a short trip

"take a run into town"

(... is a kind of trip ) any long and difficult trip

(... is a kind of trip ) a short trip that is taken in the performance of a necessary task or mission

(... is a kind of trip ) a trip made by a repairman to visit the location of something in need of service

Definition 2: an unintentional but embarrassing blunder - [noun denoting act]

Samples where trip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he recited the whole poem without a single trip
  • he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later
  • confusion caused his unfortunate misstep

Synonyms for trip in the sense of this definition

(trip is a kind of ...) an embarrassing mistake

Definition 3: a light or nimble tread - [noun denoting act]

Samples where trip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he heard the trip of women's feet overhead

(trip is a kind of ...) the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down

"he walked with unsteady steps"

Definition 4: a catch mechanism that acts as a switch - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where trip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water

Synonyms for trip in the sense of this definition

(trip is a kind of ...) a restraint that checks the motion of something

"he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"

Definition 5: an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall - [noun denoting event]

Samples where trip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he blamed his slip on the ice
  • the jolt caused many slips and a few spills

Synonyms for trip in the sense of this definition

(trip is a kind of ...) an instance of misfortune

(... is a kind of trip ) a sudden drop from an upright position

"he had a nasty spill on the ice"

Definition 6: an exciting or stimulating experience - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for trip in the sense of this definition

(trip is a kind of ...) an event as apprehended

"a surprising experience" "that painful experience certainly got our attention"

Definition 7: a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs - [noun denoting state]

Samples where trip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an acid trip

(trip is a kind of ...) illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder

Definition 8: get high, stoned, or drugged - [verb of consumption]

Samples where trip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He trips every weekend

Synonyms for trip in the sense of this definition

Definition 9: put in motion or move to act - [verb of creation]

Samples where trip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • trigger a reaction
  • actuate the circuits

Synonyms for trip in the sense of this definition

(trip is a kind of ...) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

(trip causes ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

Definition 10: miss a step and fall or nearly fall - [verb of motion]

Samples where trip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She stumbled over the tree root

Synonyms for trip in the sense of this definition

(trip is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of trip ) stumble and nearly fall

"the horses foundered"

(trip implies ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

Definition 11: cause to stumble - [verb of motion]

Samples where trip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The questions on the test tripped him up

Synonyms for trip in the sense of this definition

(trip causes ...) miss a step and fall or nearly fall

"She stumbled over the tree root"

Definition 12: make a trip for pleasure - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for trip in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of trip ) go on a pleasure trip

(... is a kind of trip ) go to certain places as for sightseeing

"Did you ever visit Paris?"

(... is a kind of trip ) undertake a journey or trip

(... is a kind of trip ) travel a route regularly

"Ships ply the waters near the coast"

(... is a kind of trip ) travel back and forth regularly, as between one's place of work and home

(... is a kind of trip ) travel around, through, or over, especially on foot

"peregrinate the bridge"

(trip causes ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

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