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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 trip /ˈtrɪp/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trip, v. t.
 1. To cause to stumble, or take a false step; to cause to lose the footing, by striking the feet from under; to cause to fall; to throw off the balance; to supplant; -- often followed by up; as, to trip up a man in wrestling.
    The words of Hobbes's defense trip up the heels of his cause.   --Abp. Bramhall.
 2. (Fig.): To overthrow by depriving of support; to put an obstacle in the way of; to obstruct; to cause to fail.
    To trip the course of law, and blunt the sword.   --Shak.
 3. To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict; also called trip up. [R.]
    These her women can trip me if I err.   --Shak.
 4. Naut. (a) To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free. (b) To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.
 5. Mach. To release, let fall, or set free, as a weight or compressed spring, as by removing a latch or detent; to activate by moving a release mechanism, often unintentionally; as, to trip an alarm.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trip v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tripped p. pr. & vb. n. Tripping.]
 1. To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip; to move the feet nimbly; -- sometimes followed by it. See It, 5.
    This horse anon began to trip and dance.   --Chaucer.
 Come, and trip it, as you go,
 On the light fantastic toe.   --Milton.
 She bounded by, and tripped so light
 They had not time to take a steady sight.   --Dryden.
 2. To make a brief journey or pleasure excursion; as, to trip to Europe.
 3. To take a quick step, as when in danger of losing one's balance; hence, to make a false step; to catch the foot; to lose footing; to stumble.
 4. Fig.: To be guilty of a misstep; to commit an offense against morality, propriety, or rule; to err; to mistake; to fail. “Till his tongue trip.”
    A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind understanding; there is no remedy, but it must trip and stumble.   --South.
    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.   --Dryden.
    What? dost thou verily trip upon a word?   --R. Browning.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trip, n.
 1. A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
    His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the trip of a light female step glide to or from the door.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt.
    I took a trip to London on the death of the queen.   --Pope.
 3. A false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or balance. Fig.: An error; a failure; a mistake.
    Imperfect words, with childish trips.   --Milton.
    Each seeming trip, and each digressive start.   --Harte.
 4. A small piece; a morsel; a bit. [Obs.] “A trip of cheese.”
 5. A stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his antagonist to lose footing.
    And watches with a trip his foe to foil.   --Dryden.
    It is the sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground.   --South.
 6. Naut. A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
 7. A herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc. [Prov. Eng. & Scott.]
 8. A troop of men; a host. [Obs.]
 9. Zool. A flock of widgeons.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a journey for some purpose (usually including the return);
           "he took a trip to the shopping center"
      2: a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs; "an acid trip"
      3: an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he
         blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips
         and a few spills" [syn: slip]
      4: an exciting or stimulting experience [syn: head trip]
      5: a catch mechanism that acts as a switch; "the pressure
         activates the tripper and releases the water" [syn: tripper]
      6: a light or nimble tread; "he heard the trip of women's feet
      7: an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; "he recited the
         whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes
         to avoid a trip-up later"; "confusion caused his
         unfortunate misstep" [syn: trip-up, stumble, misstep]
      v 1: miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the
           tree root" [syn: stumble]
      2: cause to stumble; "The questions on the test tripped him up"
         [syn: trip up]
      3: make a trip for pleasure [syn: travel, jaunt]
      4: put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate
         the circuits" [syn: actuate, trigger, activate, set
         off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off]
      5: get high, stoned, or drugged; "He trips every weekend" [syn:
          trip out, turn on, get off]
      [also: tripping, tripped]