• WordNet 3.6
    • n trip-up an unintentional but embarrassing blunder "he recited the whole poem without a single trip","he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later","confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"
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  • Titus Maccius Plautus
    “This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.”
  • James Thurber
    “Art -- the one achievement of Man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised.”
  • Horace
    “If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up, if too small it pinches him.”


In literature:

But the doctor had started for a trip on the Continent the day after the school had broken up, and would not return for six weeks.
"By Sheer Pluck" by G. A. Henty
I have perhaps neglected to state that our trip up to now had been a rather singularly damp one.
"The Forest" by Stewart Edward White
Oh for a pleasure-trip up to the Pole!
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 14, July 2, 1870" by Various
Paddy was tripped up.
"Vivian Grey" by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
We did not have to go so far up Whale River to find a crossing as on our trip to Fort Chimo, and reached the eastern side before dark.
"The Long Labrador Trail" by Dillon Wallace
The critics trip up each other with charming independency.
"The Letters of Robert Burns" by Robert Burns
Saddled up at dawn, and proceeded towards Mount Margaret, obtaining a little water at the spot where we found water on our former trip.
"Explorations in Australia" by John Forrest
Hercules trips me up to him daintily, and tweaks him by the ear.
"Apocolocyntosis" by Lucius Seneca
Yesterday I took a trip up the Lake and across to its neighbor, Champlain.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 26, September 24, 1870" by Various
These things tripped me up.
"The Power and the Glory" by Grace MacGowan Cooke

In poetry:

Which being lost, behold the thrall!
Anon Faith loses Sense and all;
Thus unawares cuts Sense's breath,
While Sense trips up the heels of Faith.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
There once were two ants in Westphalia
Who wanted to go to Australia.
But cursing their feet
In a Belgian street
They gave up the trip as a failya.
"The Ants" by Joachim Ringelnatz
A'a! its grand to have th' place to yorsen!
To get th' wimmen fowk all aght o'th' way!
Mine's all off for a trip up to th' Glen,
An aw've th' haase to misen for a day.
"A Quiet Day" by John Hartley
Drunk! with my loved ones on board, drunk as Chloe,
He might have got right by the end of the trip
Had he rested contented and quiet, but no, he
Must pull up at Rosewood, for one other nip.
"How Polly Paid For Her Keep" by Barcroft Henry Boake
Gliding through the gateway, there they go! there they go!
Don't they make you think of broken string of pearls?
Tripping up the stairway, here they come! here they come!
While the zephyrs frolic in their curls.
"Take Them Away! They'll Drive Me Crazy" by Henry Clay Work
The stars up yonder wait at the end of time
But earth fires soon go black.
I trip and wander on the trail I climb--
A fool who will look back
To glimpse a fire dead a year ago.
The wind is blowin' and I want you so.
"The Wind Is Blowin'" by Badger Clark Jr

In news:

A quality charter operator should be able to arrange a rush booking–variously called a "pop-up," "go-now" or "time-critical" flight–in about two hours for a typical domestic trip.
Hello fellow anglers, I was all excited to tell of our fishing trip last week, but something else came up.
Could Ballot Measures Trip Up Gov's Plan.
Could that trip up Obama.
Hornets trip up Jazz in close finish.
Words continue to trip up Akin, now under fire for calling McCaskill a 'dog'.
Which questions might trip up Obama, Romney.
Spartans trip up Lady Wave, 3-1.
Problems that Could Trip Up Euro Rescue Plan (CNBC).
ID laws could trip up young minority voters.
Special teams trip up Chiefs.
More of a return trip-up : Pistons edge Bulls.
Why Assessors Trip Up on Apartment Valuations.
Trojans trip up Wolves Football.
Beware the federal stimulus trip up.

In science:

The loading scheme is set up such that each packet completes 7 round trips plus the length of 2 hexapoles before the next packet is injected.
Multiple packets of neutral molecules revolving for over a mile
Gas gains up to 15.000 has been reached with very few high voltage trips and the first test in a power pulsing mode of the readout electronics has been done successfully.
Micromegas for imaging hadronic calorimetry
The round trip propagation time between each source and the destination is drawn at random between .02 and 1ms, corresponding to distances of up to 100km.
A Flow-aware MAC Protocol for a Passive Optical Metropolitan Area Network
PMT signals appeared over 10MW and rose up 10 times as large at 50 MW. Faint dark blue light was observed with camera. Around 80 MW with short pulse length or 60 MW with longer pulse, sudden rise up of vacuum pressure were frequently occurred and system was tripped.
High Power Testing Results of the X-Band Mixed-Mode RF Windows for Linear Colliders
Photons, climb up (down) potential wells (hills) in an unimpeded trip to us after getting released at the decoupling redshift zd ec ≈ 1100 and give us a snap-shot of the early universe in the form of cold and red spots.
Geometrical constraints on dark energy models