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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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Trip the light fantastic: Alan Yentob follows a dance troupe with members aged between 61 and 85.
Sophie's third album, Trip The Light Fantastic, is filled with signature dance nuggets, inspired by the changes in her life.
LIGHT is also the main attraction of Trip The Light Fantastic, the latest attraction at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.
No, but really, we should all trip the light fantastic to lift our mood and put a smile on everybody's face.
DOZENS of dancers aged from two to 22 will trip the light fantastic at Bedworth Civic Hall as part of a charity show in aid of Coventry Myton Hospice Appeal.
FRANKIE Dettori is hoping to trip the light fantastic at Royal Ascot.
TRIP the light fantastic - with a break in brilliant Blackpool.
Visitors will be able to trip the light fantastic at the event, to be held at Fentham Hall, Marsh Lane, Hampton, at 7.15pm for 8pm.
After taking time out to marry Richard Jones, the bass player with The Feeling, and give birth to son Sonny, she's now finished her third album, Trip The Light Fantastic, which she says is an invitation to dance.
1994: Liverpool was set to trip the light fantastic by hosting the world's most stunning illuminations festival at Albert Dock.