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.]