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trip

1 noun
     
trip1 S2 W2
1 [countable] a visit to a place that involves a journey, for pleasure or a particular purpose
trip to
Did you enjoy your trip to Disneyland?
trip from
The Palace is only a short trip from here.
business/school/shopping etc trip
a business trip to Japan
Two lucky employees won a round-the-world trip.
coach/boat/bus trip
a boat trip up the Thames
day trip (=a pleasure trip done in one day)
It's an 80-mile round trip (=a journey to a place and back again) to Exeter.
return trip (=when you are travelling back to where you started)
I'm afraid you've had a wasted trip (=a trip in which you do not achieve your purpose) Mr Burgess has already left.
go on/take a trip
We're thinking of taking a trip to the mountains.
He was unable to make the trip to accept the award.
see usage note travel2
2 [countable] informalMDD the strange mental experiences someone has when they take a drug such as LSD:
a bad trip
3 [singular] American English informal a person or experience that is amusing and unusual:
Julie's such a trip!
4 [countable] an act of falling as a result of hitting something with your foot:
accidents caused by trips or falls
ego trip

; ➔ guilt trip

at guilt1 (4), round-trip
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travel, travelling, journey, trip, voyage, crossing, flight
Travel (uncountable noun) and travelling are used to mean the general activity of moving from place to place Air travel is becoming cheaper. Her work involves a lot of travelling.!! You do not say 'a travel'.Use journey to talk about travelling a long distance or travelling regularly, when the emphasis is on the travelling itself a long and difficult journey (NOT travel) through the mountains I read during the train journey to work. Did you have a good journey? (=Were you comfortable, was the train on time etc?)A trip is when you go on a short journey, or a journey you do not usually make, and come back again. Use this when the emphasis is on where you are going or why you are going there my first trip to the States a business trip Was it a good trip? (=Did you achieve what you wanted to or have a good time there?)Voyage is used for a long sea journey a voyage across the oceanCrossing is used for a fairly short sea journey The crossing takes 90 minutes.Flight is used for a journey by air Have a good flight!See also travel
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