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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trip  \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. 
  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. 
  3.  To  detect  in  a  misstep;  to  catch;  to  convict.  [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  see  free  as  a  weight  or 
  compressed  spring,  as  by  removing  a  latch  or  detent. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trip  \Trip\,  n.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tripped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tripping}.]  [OE.  trippen;  akin  to  D.  trippen,  Dan.  trippe, 
  and  E.  tramp.  See  {Tramp}.] 
  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;  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.''  --Locke. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trip  \Trip\,  n. 
  1.  A  quick,  light  step;  a  lively  movement  of  the  feet;  a 
  His  heart  bounded  as  he  sometimes  could  hear  the 
  trip  of  a  light  female  step  glide  to  or  from  the 
  door.  --Sir  W. 
  2.  A  brief  or  rapid  journey;  an  excursion  or  jaunt. 
  I  took  a  trip  to  London  on  the  death  of  the  queen. 
  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 
  4.  A  small  piece;  a  morsel;  a  bit.  [Obs.]  ``A  trip  of 
  cheese.''  --Chaucer. 
  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 
  7.  A  herd  or  flock,  as  of  sheep,  goats,  etc  [Prov.  Eng.  & 
  8.  A  troop  of  men;  a  host.  [Obs.]  --Robert  of  Brunne 
  9.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  flock  of  widgeons. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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:  a  catch  mechanism  that  acts  as  a  switch;  "the  pressure 
  activates  the  tripper  and  releases  the  water"  [syn:  {tripper}] 
  5:  a  light  or  nimble  tread;  "he  heard  the  trip  of  women's  feet 
  6:  an  unintentional  but  embarrassing  blunder;  "he  recited  the 
  whole  poem  without  a  single  trip";  "confusion  caused  his 
  unfortunate  misstep"  [syn:  {stumble},  {misstep}] 
  v  1:  miss  a  step  and  fall  or  nearly  fall:  "She  stumbled  over  the 
  tree  root."  [syn:  {stumble}] 
  2:  cause  to  stumble  [syn:  {trip  up}] 
  3:  make  a  trip  for  pleasure  [syn:  {travel},  {jaunt}] 
  4:  actuate;  "trigger  a  reaction"  [syn:  {actuate},  {trigger},  {activate}, 
  {set  off},  {spark  off},  {spark},  {trigger  off},  {touch 
  5:  get  high,  stoned,  or  drugged  [syn:  {trip  out},  {turn  on},  {get 

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