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English noun: trip

1. trip (act) a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)


SamplesHe took a trip to the shopping center.


Broader (hypernym)journey, journeying


Narrower (hyponym)errand, flight, junket, round trip, run, run, service call, trek

2. trip (state) a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs


SamplesAn acid trip.


Broader (hypernym)hallucination

3. trip (event) an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall


SamplesHe blamed his slip on the ice.
The jolt caused many slips and a few spills.


Synonymsslip


Broader (hypernym)misadventure, mischance, mishap


Narrower (hyponym)fall, spill, tumble

4. trip (event) an exciting or stimulating experience


Synonymshead trip


Broader (hypernym)experience

5. trip (artifact) a catch mechanism that acts as a switch


SamplesThe pressure activates the tripper and releases the water.


Synonymstripper


Broader (hypernym)catch, stop

6. trip (act) a light or nimble tread


SamplesHe heard the trip of women's feet overhead.


Broader (hypernym)step

7. trip (act) an unintentional but embarrassing blunder


SamplesHe recited the whole poem without a single trip.
He arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later.
Confusion caused his unfortunate misstep.


Synonymsmisstep, stumble, trip-up


Broader (hypernym)bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall


English verb: trip

1. trip (motion) miss a step and fall or nearly fall


SamplesShe stumbled over the tree root.


Synonymsstumble


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)founder


Entailwalk

2. trip (motion) cause to stumble


SamplesThe questions on the test tripped him up.


Synonymstrip up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Causestumble, trip

3. trip (motion) make a trip for pleasure


Synonymsjaunt, travel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Narrower (hyponym)commute, journey, junket, junketeer, peregrinate, ply, run, travel, travel to, visit


Causego, locomote, move, travel

4. trip (creation) put in motion or move to act


SamplesTrigger a reaction.
Actuate the circuits.


Synonymsactivate, actuate, set off, spark, spark off, touch off, trigger, trigger off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer


Causecome about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

5. trip (consumption) get high, stoned, or drugged


SamplesHe trips every weekend.


Synonymsget off, trip out, turn on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s on something









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