Tripping
Trip Trip (tr[i^]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tripped} (tr[i^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tripping}.] [OE. trippen; akin to D. trippen, Dan. trippe, and E. tramp. See {Tramp}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip; to move the feet nimbly; -- sometimes followed by it. See {It}, 5. [1913 Webster]

This horse anon began to trip and dance. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Come, and trip it, as you go, On the light fantastic toe. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

She bounded by, and tripped so light They had not time to take a steady sight. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To make a brief journey or pleasure excursion; as, to trip to Europe. [1913 Webster]

3. To take a quick step, as when in danger of losing one's balance; hence, to make a false step; to catch the foot; to lose footing; to stumble. [1913 Webster]

4. Fig.: To be guilty of a misstep; to commit an offense against morality, propriety, or rule; to err; to mistake; to fail. ``Till his tongue trip.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster]

A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind understanding; there is no remedy, but it must trip and stumble. --South. [1913 Webster]

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. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

What? dost thou verily trip upon a word? --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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