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trip

1. 
a. any catch on a mechanism that acts as a switch
b. (as modifier): trip button
2. a surge in the conditions of a chemical or other automatic process resulting in an instability
3. Informal a hallucinogenic drug experience

trip

[trip]
(engineering)
To release a lever or set free a mechanism.
(mining engineering)
The line of cars hauled by mules or by motor, or run on a slope, plane, or sprag road.
An automatic arrangement for dumping cars.
(ordnance)
Part of the mechanism of some firearms, released by the action of the trigger.
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During the trip, we visited five growers and a retailer who represented farms ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 acres.
The trip started off in Houston at the Make A Wish Benefit.
In hiring, you assess qualifications, and in training, you help the trip leader bring them up to snuff for the coming season.
In 1986, Walsh was let go as the trip was suspended for a year.
The rest of us, mostly freelance writers from lowlier magazines, had to wheedle airfare from our editors or pay for the first leg of the trip ourselves.
There was no middle ground of tour companies that linked inn-to-inn itineraries, provided a support van and enhanced the trip with meals at good restaurants, stops at points of interest and guides chosen as much for their knowledge of local culture as for their ability to fix a broken sprocket.
Gather before the trip so campers can learn where they are going.
Community-building activities begin at the start of the trip when each participant signs a pact agreeing to a set of group expectations drafted by all students and leaders.
While the trip is likely to involve rough traveling conditions, it will also offer an unparalleled opportunity to see a part of the world little known to most Americans.
He's knowledgable about giving information and he is willing to help out with the distribution of medicine to the children,'' said Cezar Obnial, past president of the Filipino-American Association, which is partnering with the Sariaya Association of California and the city group for the trip.
If the judgment and leadership qualities the director seeks are not demonstrated during staff training, it is inappropriate to put staff members' or campers' safety at risk by allowing the trip to take place.
The more you concentrate on how far or where you're going, the less time you'll spend enjoying the trip.