trip (sb) up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “trip (sb) up” in the English Dictionary

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trip (sb) up

phrasal verb with trip uk   us   /trɪp/ verb (-pp-)

trip (sb) up (FALL)

to ​fall because you ​hityourfoot on something, or to make someone ​fall by putting ​yourfoot in ​front of the other person's ​foot: I'm ​terriblysorry. I didn't ​mean to ​trip you up. She ​tripped up on the ​rug.
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trip (sb) up (FAIL)

informal to make a ​mistake, or to ​cause someone to make a ​mistake: The ​exam went ​quite well, until I ​tripped up on the last ​question. In the ​interview, they ​kepttrying to ​trip me up.
(Definition of trip (sb) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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