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trip

noun uk   /trɪp/ us  

trip noun (JOURNEY)

A2 [C] a journey in which you go somewhere, usually for a short time, and come back again: The trip from York to Newcastle takes about an hour by train. Do you want to go on the school trip to France this year? I thought we might hire a motorboat and take a trip round/around the bay. mainly UK We can't afford another trip abroad this year. It's a ten-mile trip from the airport to the city centre. She's away on a business trip and won't be back until next week. I was thinking we might go on a shopping trip to Paris on Saturday.
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trip noun (FALL)

[C usually singular] an occasion when you knock your foot against something and fall or lose your balance, or someone causes you to do this, when you are walking or running: She broke her ankle when she had a nasty trip on the stairs.

trip noun (EXPERIENCE)

[C] slang an experience in which someone sees, hears, or feels things that do not exist as a result of taking an illegal drug: If you take this stuff when you're depressed, you'll have a really bad trip.guilt/power/ego trip disapproving a period of time when you experience a particular feeling strongly: She's been on a real power trip since she became the office manager. I suffer from the classic working mother's guilt trip.

trip

verb uk   /trɪp/ (-pp-) us  

trip verb (LOSE BALANCE)

B2 [I or T] to lose your balance after knocking your foot against something when you are walking or running, or to cause someone to do this: He tripped and fell over, grazing his knee. That cable is dangerous. Someone might trip over it. He was sent off for deliberately tripping Robson when he was about to score a goal.
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trip verb (MOVE)

[I usually + adv/prep] to move with quick, gentle steps: She looked stunning as she tripped down the stairs in her ball gown.

trip verb (SWITCH)

trip verb (EXPERIENCE)

[I] slang to experience the effects of taking an illegal drug that causes the user to see, hear, or feel things that do not exist: When I was a student I spent a lot of time tripping out on LSD.
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