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TRIP UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trip up mean? 

TRIP UP (verb)
  The verb TRIP UP has 3 senses:

1. detect a blunder or misstep
2. cause to stumble
3. make an error

  Familiarity information: TRIP UP used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRIP UP (verb)


Sense 1trip up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Detect a blunder or misstep

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

trip up; catch

Context example:

The reporter tripped up the senator

Hypernyms (to "trip up" is one way to...):

discover; find out; get a line; get wind; get word; hear; learn; pick up; see (get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2trip up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to stumble

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

trip; trip up

Context example:

The questions on the test tripped him up

Cause:

stumble; trip (miss a step and fall or nearly fall)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3trip up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make an error

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

slip up; trip up; stumble

Context example:

She slipped up and revealed the name

Hypernyms (to "trip up" is one way to...):

err; mistake; slip (to make a mistake or be incorrect)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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