Trip

Trip

, n. 1. A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
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His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the trip of a light female step glide to or from the door.
Sir W. Scott.
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2. A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt.
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I took a trip to London on the death of the queen.
Pope.
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3. A false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or balance. Fig.: An error; a failure; a mistake.
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Imperfect words, with childish trips.
Milton.
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Each seeming trip, and each digressive start.
Harte.
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4. A small piece; a morsel; a bit. [Obs.] "A trip of cheese." Chaucer.
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5. A stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his antagonist to lose footing.
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And watches with a trip his foe to foil.
Dryden.
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It is the sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground.
South.
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6. (Naut.) A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
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7. A herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc. [Prov. Eng. & Scott.]
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8. A troop of men; a host. [Obs.] Robert of Brunne.
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9. (Zol.) A flock of widgeons.
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