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"
- trip up
a light or nimble tread
"he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"
a catch mechanism that acts as a switch
"the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water"
an exciting or stimulating experience
- head trip
an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall
"he blamed his slip on the ice"
"the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs
"an acid trip"
a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
"he took a trip to the shopping center"
get high, stoned, or drugged
"He trips every weekend"
- trip out - turn on - get off
put in motion or move to act
"trigger a reaction"
"actuate the circuits"
- set off - spark off - trigger off - touch off
make a trip for pleasure
cause to stumble
"The questions on the test tripped him up"
- trip up
miss a step and fall or nearly fall
"She stumbled over the tree root"