Synonyms for trip

Synonyms for (noun) trip

Synonyms: trip, trip-up, stumble, misstep

Definition: an unintentional but embarrassing blunder

Usage: he recited the whole poem without a single trip; he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later; confusion caused his unfortunate misstep

Similar words: bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, fuckup, flub, foul-up, pratfall

Definition: an embarrassing mistake


Synonyms: trip

Definition: a light or nimble tread

Usage: he heard the trip of women's feet overhead

Similar words: step

Definition: the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down

Usage: he walked with unsteady steps


Synonyms: trip

Definition: a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)

Usage: he took a trip to the shopping center

Similar words: journey, journeying

Definition: the act of traveling from one place to another


Synonyms: trip, tripper

Definition: a catch mechanism that acts as a switch

Usage: the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water

Similar words: catch, stop

Definition: a restraint that checks the motion of something

Usage: he used a book as a stop to hold the door open


Synonyms: trip, head trip

Definition: an exciting or stimulating experience

Similar words: experience

Definition: an event as apprehended

Usage: a surprising experience; that painful experience certainly got our attention


Synonyms: slip, trip

Definition: an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall

Usage: he blamed his slip on the ice; the jolt caused many slips and a few spills

Similar words: misadventure, mischance, mishap

Definition: an instance of misfortune


Synonyms: trip

Definition: a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs

Usage: an acid trip

Similar words: hallucination

Definition: illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder

Synonyms for (verb) trip

Synonyms: set off, spark, spark off, activate, actuate, trigger, trigger off, trip, touch off

Definition: put in motion or move to act

Usage: trigger a reaction; actuate the circuits

Similar words: initiate, pioneer

Definition: take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

Usage: This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants


Synonyms: trip, stumble

Definition: miss a step and fall or nearly fall

Usage: She stumbled over the tree root

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right