trip Definition

  • 1an act of going to a place and returning; a journey or excursion, especially for pleasure
  • 2an instance of someone stumbling or falling because of catching their foot on something
  • 3a hallucinogenic experience induced by taking a psychedelic drug

Using trip: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "trip" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    We're planning a trip to Europe next summer.

  • Example

    I took a trip to the beach last weekend.

  • Example

    She had a nasty trip and fell down the stairs.

  • Example

    He experienced a bad trip after taking LSD.

trip Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for trip

Idioms Using trip

  • to revisit memories from one's past


    Looking at old photo albums always makes me want to take a trip down memory lane.

  • an unforgettable or once-in-a-lifetime experience


    Going on a safari in Africa was the trip of a lifetime for her.

  • to dance nimbly or lightly


    The couple was tripping the light fantastic on the dance floor.

Phrases with trip

  • business trip

    a journey taken for work or business purposes


    He's leaving for a business trip to Japan next week.

  • a short excursion or outing that is completed within a day


    We took a day trip to the mountains and had a picnic.

  • an excursion for the purpose of fishing


    He went on a fishing trip with his friends and caught a lot of fish.

Origins of trip

from Old English 'trippian', meaning 'to step lightly'


Summary: trip in Brief

The term 'trip' [trɪp] refers to a journey or excursion, often for pleasure, as well as instances of stumbling or falling. It can also denote a hallucinogenic experience induced by drugs. Examples include 'We're planning a trip to Europe next summer.' and 'He experienced a bad trip after taking LSD.' Phrases like 'business trip' and idioms like 'take a trip down memory lane' extend the term's usage.

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