Definition of tripping


  • 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". Synonyms: lilting, swinging, swingy.
  • moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and graceful", "a lightsome buoyant step", "walked with a light tripping step". Synonyms: light, lightsome.


  • miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root". Synonyms: stumble, trip.
  • cause to stumble; "The questions on the test tripped him up". Synonyms: trip, trip up.
  • make a trip for pleasure. Synonyms: jaunt, travel, trip.
  • put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction", "actuate the circuits". Synonyms: activate, actuate, set off, spark, spark off, touch off, trigger, trigger off, trip.
  • get high, stoned, or drugged; "He trips every weekend". Synonyms: get off, trip, trip out, turn on.

Related words

commute, founder, journey, junket, junketeer, peregrinate, ply, run, travel, visit.

Words nearby tripping

dripping, gripping, ripping, stripping, trapping, tripling.

Rhymes with tripping

chipping, clipping, dripping, equipping, gripping, nipping, ripping, shipping, slipping, stripping, whipping, whipping.

Start with tripping

trippingly, trippings.

End with tripping

fieldstripping, stripping, outstripping.

More information about tripping

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • tripping is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 13 points
  • tripping is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 13 points
  • tripping is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 17 points
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