Definition of “trip (sb) up” - English Dictionary

“trip (sb) up” in British English

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trip (sb) up

phrasal verb with trip uk /trɪp/ us /trɪp/ verb -pp-


to fall because you hit your foot on something, or to make someone fall by putting your foot in front of the other person's foot:

I'm terribly sorry. I didn't mean to trip you up.
She tripped up on the rug.

More examples

  • I tripped up on a piece of loose carpet.
  • He deliberately tripped me up.
  • She tripped up and dropped the tray.
  • He tripped up on the doorstep.
  • A fallen branch tripped me up.

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