trip


trip
I UK [trɪp] / US noun
Word forms "trip":
singular trip plural trips
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Other words meaning trip:
journey a trip from one place to another, often one that is long or difficult: Did you have a tiring journey? voyage a long trip, either by sea or in space: a voyage across the Atlantic travels a series of trips made over a period of time, especially to a place that is far away: essays based on his travels in South America flight a trip that involves travelling by plane: How long is the flight to New York? drive a trip that involves travelling by car: My drive to work only takes 20 minutes. tour a trip to a place to see specific things of interest: a two-week tour of Italy crossing a trip from one piece of land to another, across water: an overnight ferry crossing ride a short trip in a car or bus, or on a bicycle or motorbike: Come on, I'll give you a ride to school. expedition a trip to a very distant place for a long period of time, often with a specific aim such as scientific research: the first expedition to try to reach the South Pole outing a short trip made by a group of people, usually lasting less than a day: a school outing to the science museum excursion an organized trip for a group of people: The company organized excursions to local places of interest.
1) [countable] an occasion when you go somewhere and come back again

a fishing/camping/sightseeing trip

trip to:

a trip to Brazil

a bus/train/boat trip:

The boat trip down the Amazon was great.

a business/fishing/shopping trip:

He's just returned from a fishing trip to Scotland.

a trip abroad/overseas:

My parents are planning their first trip abroad.

make/undertake a trip:

I make about 20 business trips a year.

go on/take a trip (= go somewhere for pleasure):

The whole family went on a trip to Florida.

a day trip (= when you go somewhere and come back again on the same day):

a day trip to Paris

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2) [countable, usually singular] an occasion when you fall because you hit your foot on something

One little trip on the rug, and down she went.

3) [countable] very informal a strange experience that someone has because they have taken a powerful illegal drug
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4) [countable] an occasion when you experience a strong emotion
a nostalgia trip (= when you remember experiences in your past):

Listening to those old records was a real nostalgia trip.

5)
a) [singular] American very informal an unusual and enjoyable experience
b) someone who is very funny and enjoyable to be with

II UK [trɪp] / US verb
Word forms "trip":
present tense I/you/we/they trip he/she/it trips present participle tripping past tense tripped past participle tripped
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1)
a) trip or trip up
[intransitive] to hit your foot on something and fall down

The stairs are a little uneven, so be careful you don't trip.

trip on/over:

I tripped over a rock.

He tripped up on a cable and broke his ankle.

b) [transitive] to make someone hit their foot on something and fall down

She stuck out her foot and tripped him as he passed.

2) [intransitive] literary to move with quick light steps
3) [transitive] to make a switch go on or off, especially by accident

When the switch is tripped, the alarm goes off.

4) trip or trip out American
[intransitive] very informal to feel the effects of a powerful illegal drug
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