Definition of Trip-up
1. Noun. An unintentional but embarrassing blunder. "Confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"
Generic synonyms: Bloomer, Blooper, Blunder, Boner, Boo-boo, Botch, Bungle, Flub, Foul-up, Fuckup, Pratfall
Derivative terms: Stumble, Trip Up, Trip Up
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Literary usage of Trip-up
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1902)
"... this paper to you and to communicate to you EO much that is interesting, I feel sure you will pass a unanimous vote of thanks to him. A TRIP UP THE KHOR ..."
2. The American Fur Trade of the Far West: A History of the Pioneer Trading by Hiram Martin Chittenden (1901)
"The distance from St. Louis to Fort Union was about 1760 miles: In 1841 the trip up consumed 80 days and the trip down 21 days. In 1842 the trip up consumed ..."
3. Two Years in the Jungle: The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India by William Temple Hornaday (1885)
"A PLEASURE TRIP UP THE SARAWAK. The Firefly.—Mr. AH Everett—The Chinese Gold-washings at Ban. ... treated me to a glorious trip up the Sarawak River. ..."
4. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1840)
"A SAILOR'S TRIP UP THE RHINE. BY THE AUTHOR OF " THE LIFE OF A SAILOR." " THERE is nothing certain in ..."
5. Arctic Researches, and Life Among the Esquimaux: Being the Narrative of an by Charles Francis Hall (1865)
"ON Tuesday, the 1st of April, 1862,1 started on my exploring sledge trip up Frobisher Bay, to which allusion has already been made (see page 471). ..."
6. Through America: Or, Nine Months in the United States by Walter Gore Marshall (1881)
"... view therefrom—A dangerous leap—A dizzy depth—The great South Dome—Returning to the hotel—A trip up the Merced Canon—The glories of this trip—The Vernal ..."