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trip

noun [C]  us   /trɪp/

trip noun [C] (TRAVEL)

an occasion on which someone goes to a place and returns from it, or the act of traveling from one place to another: a camping/shopping trip We plan to take a trip out west later this year. They went on a three-week trip to Europe. Alejandro had to make a number of business trips to New York.

trip noun [C] (EXPERIENCE)

slang a strongly felt experience: What a trip this book is!

trip

verb [I/T]  us   /trɪp/ (-pp-)

trip verb [I/T] (LOSE BALANCE)

to lose your balance because your foot hits against something when you are walking or running, or to cause someone to lose his or her balance: [I] He injured his ankle when he tripped over a water sprinkler while jogging. [I] She nearly tripped on the rug.
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