trip Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “trip” in the English Dictionary

"trip" in British English

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uk   us   /trɪp/

trip noun (JOURNEY)

A2 [C] a ​journey in which you go ​somewhere, usually for a ​shorttime, and come back again: The trip from York to Newcastle ​takes about an ​hour by ​train. We're going on a trip to Norway this ​summer. 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 ​hotel. She's away on a business trip and won't be back until next ​week. Do you ​want to go on the school trip to France this ​year? I was ​thinking we could go on a shopping trip to New York this ​weekend.
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trip noun (FALL)

[C usually singular] an ​occasion when you ​knockyourfoot against something and ​fall or ​loseyourbalance, 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 ​illegaldrug: If you take this ​stuff when you're ​depressed, you'll have a really bad trip. [C usually singular] mainly US informal a ​person or ​experience that is ​strange or ​entertaining and ​exciting: My ​scienceteacher is such a trip - he says the most ​bizarre things. guilt/power/ego trip disapproving a ​period of ​time when you ​experience a ​particularfeelingstrongly: She's been on a ​real power trip since she ​became the ​officemanager. I ​suffer from the ​classicworking mother's guilt trip.


uk   us   /trɪp/ (-pp-)

trip verb (LOSE BALANCE)

B2 [I or T] to ​loseyourbalance after ​knockingyourfoot against something when you are ​walking or ​running, or to ​cause someone to do this: He tripped and ​fell down, ​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.
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trip verb (MOVE)

[I usually + adv/prep] to ​move with ​quick, ​gentlesteps: She ​lookedstunning as she tripped down the ​stairs in her ​ballgown.

trip verb (SWITCH)

[T] to ​move a ​switch that ​operates an ​electricalsystem, or to ​cause such a ​system to ​start or ​stopworking by ​moving a ​switch: A ​specialsystemprevents the ​circuitry from being tripped ​accidentally by a ​powersurge or ​lightningstrike.

trip verb (EXPERIENCE)

[I] slang to ​experience the ​effects of taking an ​illegaldrug that ​causes the ​user to ​see, ​hear, or ​feel things that do not ​exist: As a ​student he ​spent a lot of ​time tripping out onLSD.
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(Definition of trip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tripnoun [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 ​westlater 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 ​stronglyfeltexperience: What a trip this ​book is!

tripverb [I/T]

 us   /trɪp/ (-pp-)

trip verb [I/T] (LOSE BALANCE)

to ​loseyourbalance because ​yourfoothits 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 ​watersprinkler while ​jogging. [I] She ​nearly tripped on the ​rug.
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(Definition of trip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"trip" in Business English

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tripnoun [C]

uk   us   /trɪp/
a journey to a ​place, where you ​stay for a ​shorttime, and then come back again: go on/make/take a trip She always ​fliesbusinessclass when she goes on trips to the US.
a ​part of a journey to or back from a ​place: the outward/return trip The ​trucks are being ​loaded for the ​return trip.
(Definition of trip from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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