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tripping

[ trip-ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF tripping

Synonyms for tripping

  • skip
  • slide
  • slip
  • slip on
  • stumble
  • topple
  • tumble
  • buck
  • canter
  • confuse
  • disconcert
  • founder
  • frolic
  • hop
  • lapse
  • lope
  • lurch
  • miscalculate
  • misstep
  • pitch
  • play
  • plunge
  • sprawl
  • spring
  • unsettle
  • fall over
  • go headlong
  • go wrong
  • lose balance
  • lose footing
  • make a faux pas
  • slip up
  • throw off
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Antonyms for tripping

  • order
  • succeed
  • correct
  • fix
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRIPPING

Yes, there was Miss Lucindy, tripping happily across the level field.

But he burst out again, tripping over words in his excitement.

He is so superior a person that to catch him tripping is a peculiar pleasure.

She had tripping steps and dainty kicks that went well with the melody.

I asked, tripping up a clerk who was flying through the hallway.

Only three of 'em, but they're all over the place—climbing on you, mauling you, tripping you up.

It was his friend himself, tripping merrily with the fairies.

Tim was hurrying him down so fast that he was in danger of tripping if he turned.

“I should like to stay here a week,” said I, tripping over a steel hawser.

She was a neat, tripping, trim-sided school-teacher of nineteen or twenty.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. (implied in tripper), "tread or step lightly, skip, caper," from Old French tripper "strike with the feet" (12c.), from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch trippen "to skip, trip, hop," Low German trippeln, Frisian tripje, Dutch trappen, Old English treppan "to tread, trample") related to trap.

The sense of "strike with the foot and cause to stumble" is first recorded early 15c. Meaning "to release" (a catch, lever, etc.) is recorded from 1897; trip-wire is attested from 1916. Related: Tripped; tripping.

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