Meaning of TRIP in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ trɪp ]

( trips, tripping, tripped)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A trip is a journey that you make to a particular place.

On the Thursday we went out on a day trip...

Mark was sent to the Far East on a business trip.


see also round trip


If you trip when you are walking, you knock your foot against something and fall or nearly fall.

She tripped and fell last night and broke her hip...

He tried to follow Jack’s footsteps in the snow and tripped on a rock...

VERB : V , V on/over n

Trip up means the same as trip .

I tripped up and hurt my foot...

Make sure trailing flexes are kept out of the way so you don’t trip up over them.

PHRASAL VERB : V P , V P on/over n


If you trip someone who is walking or running, you put your foot or something else in front of them, so that they knock their own foot against it and fall or nearly fall.

One guy stuck his foot out and tried to trip me.

VERB : V n

Trip up means the same as trip .

He made a sudden dive for Uncle Jim’s legs to try to trip him up...



If you say that someone is, for example, on a power trip , a guilt trip , or a nostalgia trip , you mean that their behaviour is motivated by power, guilt, or nostalgia. ( INFORMAL )

There’s such pressure to be happy in Hawaii, if you’re unhappy you’re on a guilt trip...

The biggest star perk, and the biggest power trip, must be the private plane.

N-COUNT : usu on n N [ disapproval ]


A trip is an experience that someone has when their mind is affected by a drug such as LSD. ( INFORMAL )



If someone is tripping , they are having an experience in which their mind is affected by a drug such as LSD. ( INFORMAL )

One night I was tripping on acid.

VERB : usu cont , V on n , also V


If someone trips somewhere, they walk there with light, quick steps. ( LITERARY )

A girl in a red smock tripped down the hill...

VERB : V prep / adv

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