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TRIP, verb transitive

1. To supplant; to cause to fall by striking the feet suddenly from under the person; usually followed by up; as, to trip up a man in wrestling; to trip up the heels.

2. To supplant; to overthrow by depriving of support.

3. To catch; to detect.

4. To loose an anchor from the bottom by its cable or buoy-rope.

TRIP, verb intransitive To stumble; to strike the foot against something, so as to lose the step and come near to fall; or to stumble and fall.

1. To err; to fail; to mistake; to be deficient.

Virgil pretends sometimes to trip

TRIP, verb intransitive

1. To run or step lightly; to walk with a light step.

She bounded by and tripp'd so light.

They had not time to take a steady sight.

Thus from the lion trips the trembling doe.

2. To take a voyage or journey.

TRIP, noun A stroke or catch by which a wrestler supplants his antagonist.

And watches with a trip his foe to foil.

1. A stumble by the loss of foot-hold, or a striking of the foot against an object.

2. A failure; a mistake.

Each seeming trip and each digressive start.

3. A journey; or a voyage.

I took a trip to London on the death of the queen.

4. In navigation, a single board in plying to windward.

5. Among farmers, a small flock of sheep, or a small stock of them. [Local.]