Meaning of “trip” in the English Dictionary

"trip" in British English

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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.


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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(Definition of “trip” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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:

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)