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"trip" in British English

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tripnoun

uk   /trɪp/ us   /trɪp/
  • 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. 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 (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.
[C usually singular] mainly US informal a person or experience that is strange or entertaining and exciting: My science teacher is such a trip - he says the most bizarre things.
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.

tripverb

uk   /trɪp/ us   /trɪp/ -pp-
  • 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 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 (SWITCH)

[T] to move a switch that operates an electrical system, or to cause such a system to start or stop working by moving a switch: A special system prevents the circuitry from being tripped accidentally by a power surge or lightning strike.
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"trip" in American English

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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 west later 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 strongly felt experience: What a trip this book is!

tripverb [I/T]

us   /trɪp/ -pp-
  • trip verb [I/T] (LOSE BALANCE)

to lose your balance because your foot hits 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 water sprinkler 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   /trɪp/ us  
a journey to a place, where you stay for a short time, and then come back again: go on/make/take a trip She always flies business class 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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