"tripping" in the verb sense
1. stumble, trip
miss a step and fall or nearly fall
"She stumbled over the tree root"
2. trip, trip up
cause to stumble
"The questions on the test tripped him up"
3. travel, trip, jaunt
make a trip for pleasure
4. trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off
put in motion or move to act
"trigger a reaction"
"actuate the circuits"
5. trip, trip out, turn on, get off
get high, stoned, or drugged
"He trips every weekend"
"tripping" in the adjective sense
1. lilting, swinging, swingy, tripping
characterized by a buoyant rhythm
"an easy lilting stride"
"the flute broke into a light lilting air"
"a swinging pace"
"a graceful swingy walk"
"a tripping singing measure"
2. light, lightsome, tripping
moving easily and quickly nimble
"the dancer was light and graceful"
"a lightsome buoyant step"
"walked with a light tripping step"
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