Definition of “trip” - English Dictionary

“trip” in 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)

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The problem is just that it can often be difficult to discover the correct price of an airline ticket that is part of a package trip.
The current regulation is necessary, for instance, for small businessmen on a business trip who need to speak to colleagues at home to resolve a problem.
If we are to undertake a journey to a region like this one, balance is essential, and every aspect of the trip must be organised professionally.
We book the trip in our own town or village and if the guarantee funds operate at national level that is fine.
Finally, within these urban areas, in 10 years the number of daily trips in private cars increased by 70% and each individual trip increased by 20%.
What is more, drivers want to be protected against overworking and overtiredness, but they also want to get home quickly after a long trip.
I had to cancel the trip.
Nevertheless, this is not a round trip, although there is no doubt about the need for development processes to be participatory if they are to be effective and sustainable.
My impression from this trip was that management of today's waste had been pretty much resolved at the time of our visit, in part, using military intervention.
From now on, travellers will enjoy the same compensation guarantees as they enjoy in the rail and aviation sectors, in particular, if their trip is delayed or cancelled.