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1. A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip. His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the trip of a light female step glide to or from the door. (Sir W. Scott)

2. A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt. I took a trip to london on the death of the queen. (pope)

3. A false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or balance. An error; a failure; a mistake. Imperfect words, with childish trips. (milton) Each seeming trip, and each digressive start. (Harte)

4. A small piece; a morsel; a bit. A trip of cheese.

5. A stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his antagonist to lose footing. And watches with a trip his foe to foil. (Dryden) It is the sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground. (south)

6. A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.

7. A herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc.

8. A troop of men; a host.

9. (Science: zoology) A flock of widgeons.