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English definition of “trip (sb) up”

trip (sb) up

(FAIL) informal phrasal verb with trip     /trɪp/ verb (-pp-)
to make a mistake , or to cause someone to make a mistake : The exam went quite well, except at the end when I tripped up on the final question . At the interview , they were trying to trip me up all the way through.Making mistakes
(Definition of trip (sb) up (FAIL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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