"trips" in the noun sense
a journey for some purpose (usually including the return
"he took a trip to the shopping center"
a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs
"an acid trip"
3. slip, trip
an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall
"he blamed his slip on the ice"
"the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
4. trip, head trip
an exciting or stimulating experience
5. tripper, trip
a catch mechanism that acts as a switch
"the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water"
a light or nimble tread
"he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"
7. trip, trip-up, stumble, misstep
an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
"he recited the whole poem without a single trip"
"he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"
"confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"
"trips" 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"
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