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3 letters words from 'trip'

TIP 5 

2 letters words from 'trip'

IT 2PI 4
TI 2 

All 4 letters words made out of trip

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Definitions and meaning of trip


Etymology 1

From Middle English trippen (tread or step lightly and nimbly, skip, dance), perhaps from Old French triper (to hop or dance around, strike with the feet), from a Frankish source; or alternatively from Middle Dutch trippen (to skip, trip, hop, stamp, trample) (> Modern Dutch trippelen (to toddle, patter, trip)). Akin to Middle Low German trippen ( > Danish trippe (to trip), Swedish trippa (to mince, trip)), West Frisian tripje (to toddle, trip), German trippeln (to scurry), Old English treppan (to trample, tread). Related also to trap, tramp.


  • enPR: trĭp, IPA(key): /tɹɪp/, [t̠ʰɹ̠̊ɪp]
  • Rhymes: -ɪp


trip (plural trips)

  1. A journey; an excursion or jaunt.
    • 1918, Ralph Henry Barbour, Lost Island
      I sold my horse and took a trip to Ceylon and back on an Orient boat as a passenger,
  2. A stumble or misstep.
  3. (figuratively) An error; a failure; a mistake.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:error
    • 1767, Walter Harte, The amaranth; or, Religious poems
      Each seeming trip, and each digressive start.
  4. (colloquial) A period of time in which one experiences drug-induced reverie or hallucinations.
  5. (by extension) Intense involvement in or enjoyment of a condition.
  6. A faux pas, a social error.
  7. (engineering) A mechanical cutout device.
  8. (electricity) A trip-switch or cut-out.
  9. A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
  10. (obsolete) A small piece; a morsel; a bit.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:modicum
  11. The act of tripping someone, or causing them to lose their footing.
    • 1661 December 10, Robert South, False Foundations Removed []
      It is the sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground.
  12. (nautical) A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
Derived terms
  • round-trip
  • trippy
  • trip working
Related terms
  • trip down memory lane
  • trip hop
  • trip to the woodshed


trip (third-person singular simple present trips, present participle tripping, simple past and past participle tripped)

  1. (intransitive) to fall over or stumble over an object as a result of striking it with one's foot
    Be careful not to trip on the tree roots.
  2. (transitive, sometimes followed by "up") to cause (a person or animal) to fall or stumble by knocking their feet from under them
    A pedestrian was able to trip the burglar as he was running away.
    • 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 5
      Early in his boyhood he had learned to form ropes by twisting and tying long grasses together, and with these he was forever tripping Tublat or attempting to hang him from some overhanging branch.
  3. (intransitive) to be guilty of a misstep or mistake; to commit an offence against morality, propriety, etc
    • , Book III
      till his tongue trips
    • , "Discourse upon 2 Thessalonians ii.II"
      A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind understanding; there is no remedy, but it must trip and stumble.
    • Virgil is so exact in every word that none can be changed but for a worse; he pretends sometimes to trip, but it is to make you think him in danger when most secure.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) to detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict
  5. (transitive) to activate or set in motion, as in the activation of a trap, explosive, or switch
    When we get into the factory, trip the lights.
  6. (intransitive) to be activated, as by a signal or an event
  7. (intransitive) to experience a state of reverie or to hallucinate, due to consuming psychoactive drugs
    • 1970, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne, "Fairies Wear Boots", Black Sabbath, Paranoid.
    After taking the LSD, I started tripping about fairies and colors.
  8. (intransitive) to journey, to make a trip
    Last summer we tripped to the coast.
  9. (intransitive, dated) to move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip
    • She bounded by, and tripped so light / They had not time to take a steady sight.
  10. (nautical) to raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free
  11. (nautical) to pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it
  12. (slang, African-American Vernacular, most commonly used in the form tripping) to become unreasonably upset, especially over something unimportant; to cause a scene or a disruption
Derived terms


trip (not comparable)

  1. (poker slang) of or relating to trips

Etymology 2

From Middle English tryppe, from Old French trippe.


trip (plural trips)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, Scotland, dialect) a herd or flock of sheep, goats, etc.
  2. (obsolete) a troop of men; a host
  3. a flock of wigeons


  • ript



  • Rhymes: -ɪp


trip f or m (plural trips, diminutive tripje n)

  1. a trip, a short excursion, a vacation, travelling
  2. hallucination, tripping

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Anglo-Norman trippe (dance).

Alternative forms

  • trippe


  • IPA(key): /ˈtrip(ə)/


trip (plural trippus)

  1. An action that leads to a trip, fall or a bump; that which causes a misstep.
  2. (rare) A motion in a dance.
  3. (rare, Late Middle English) A voyage; an excursion.
  • English: trip
  • Scots: trip
  • “trip(pe, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-05-08.

Etymology 2



  1. Alternative form of tryppe



Borrowed from English trip.


  • IPA(key): [trip]


trip n (plural tripuri)

  1. (slang) trip (hallucination caused by drugs)




trip m (plural trips)

  1. trip (hallucination)



Borrowed from English trip.


  • IPA(key): /tɾip/, [tɾɪp]



  1. (drug slang) trip
  2. (slang) something or someone liked
    • 1989, National Mid-week
      May asawa at anak ang lalaki, pero trip niya ang mamboso at mambastos sa telcpono. Ginagamit ng lalaki ang ... ang mensahe ng pelikula. Ang problema ay nakaka-depress dahil mahirap labanan nang ganoon ang lalaking sira ang ulo.
      The man has a wife and a son, but he likes to harass and flirt with women on the telephone. The man uses the message of the movie. The problem is depressing because it's difficult to fight such a stupid man.
    • 1998, Honorio Bartolome De Dios, Sa Labas Ng Parlor, University of Philippines Press (→ISBN)
      Siguro nga napapayag mo siya, pero, nilasing mo 'yung tao, e. Hindi ko siya nilasing. Pareho kaming lasing n'ung gabing 'yun. Arnold, kilala ko ang kumpare ko. Matagal na kaming magkasama niyan. Ang trip talaga niya 'pag lasing, sex.
      You possible enticed her, but, you made the person drunk, don't you? I didn't made her drunk. We're both drunk that night. Arnold, I know my buddies. We've been together for long. What she likes when drunk is to have sex.
    • 2008, Khavn De La Cruz, Khavn, Ultraviolins, UP Press (→ISBN), page 182:
      Wala, trip ko lang, wala lang akong magawa. May reklamo ka? Ako wala. Wala akong pakialam sa yo at sa kung ano mang iniisip mo. Bakit sa SM? Kase. Kase pareho ng initials ko. Yun lang.
      Nothing, just my idea, ['coz] I have nothing to do. Any problems? Nothing. I don't mind you and anything you think. Why in SM? Coz. Coz it's the same initials as mine. Just that.


  • (something/someone liked): kursonada

Derived terms

  • designating a type of acid.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)