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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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The two had tripped the light fantastic before in ``Pulp Fiction.
Another Celtic crock - REGI BLINKER - was in great form as he tripped the light fantastic with girlfriend ESTHER.
I cannot imagine that Henry himself, though he tripped the light fantastic, had much use for ballet dancing or any kind of theatrical performance.