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English definition of “trip”

trip

verb [I or T] (LOSE BALANCE)    /trɪp/ (-pp-)
B2 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.Falling and droppingMoving downwards
(Definition of trip verb (LOSE BALANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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