1. characterized by a buoyant rhythm; "an easy lilting stride"; "the flute broke into a light lilting air"; "a swinging pace"; "a graceful swingy walk"; "a tripping singing measure"
(synonym) lilting, swinging, swingy
(similar) rhythmical, rhythmic
2. moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step"
(synonym) light, lightsome
1. a journey for some purpose (usually including the return); "he took a trip to the shopping center"
(hypernym) journey, journeying
(derivation) travel, jaunt
2. a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs; "an acid trip"
(derivation) trip out, turn on, get off
3. an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
(hypernym) mishap, misadventure, mischance
(hyponym) spill, tumble, fall
(derivation) trip up
4. an exciting or stimulting experience
(synonym) head trip
5. a catch mechanism that acts as a switch; "the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water"
(hypernym) catch, stop
(derivation) actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off
6. a light or nimble tread; "he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"
7. 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"
(synonym) trip-up, stumble, misstep
(hypernym) blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, foul-up, fuckup, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo
1. miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root"
2. cause to stumble; "The questions on the test tripped him up"
(synonym) trip up
3. make a trip for pleasure
(synonym) travel, jaunt
(cause) travel, go, move, locomote
4. put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
(synonym) actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off
(hypernym) initiate, pioneer
(cause) happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
5. get high, stoned, or drugged; "He trips every weekend"
(synonym) trip out, turn on, get off