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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.


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.


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.


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

Broader (hypernym)move

Narrower (hyponym)founder


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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