trip (sb) up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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

"trip (sb) up" in British English

See all translations

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.
More examples

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)
What is the pronunciation of trip (sb) up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“trip (sb) up” in British English

    Word of the Day


    a natural ability or skill

    Word of the Day

    Tree huggers and climate change deniers
    Tree huggers and climate change deniers
    by Colin McIntosh,
    October 08, 2015
    The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

    Read More 

    face training noun
    face training noun
    October 05, 2015
    a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

    Read More