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 for tripping
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trip \Trip\ (tr[i^]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tripped (tr[i^]pt);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Tripping.] [OE. trippen; akin to D.
     trippen, Dan. trippe, and E. tramp. See Tramp.]
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     1. To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly;
        to skip; to move the feet nimbly; -- sometimes followed by
        it. See It, 5.
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              This horse anon began to trip and dance. --Chaucer.
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              Come, and trip it, as you go,
              On the light fantastic toe.           --Milton.
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              She bounded by, and tripped so light
              They had not time to take a steady sight. --Dryden.
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     2. To make a brief journey or pleasure excursion; as, to trip
        to Europe.
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     3. To take a quick step, as when in danger of losing one's
        balance; hence, to make a false step; to catch the foot;
        to lose footing; to stumble.
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     4. Fig.: To be guilty of a misstep; to commit an offense
        against morality, propriety, or rule; to err; to mistake;
        to fail. "Till his tongue trip." --Locke.
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              A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind
              understanding; there is no remedy, but it must trip
              and stumble.                          --South.
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              Virgil is so exact in every word that none can be
              changed but for a worse; he pretends sometimes to
              trip, but it is to make you think him in danger when
              most secure.                          --Dryden.
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              What? dost thou verily trip upon a word? --R.
                                                    Browning.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tripping \Trip"ping\, a.
     1. Quick; nimble; stepping lightly and quickly.
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     2. (Her.) Having the right forefoot lifted, the others
        remaining on the ground, as if he were trotting; trippant;
        -- said of an animal, as a hart, buck, and the like, used
        as a bearing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tripping \Trip"ping\, n.
     1. Act of one who, or that which, trips.
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     2. A light dance.
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              Other trippings to be trod of lighter toes.
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. (Naut.) The loosing of an anchor from the ground by means
        of its cable or buoy rope.
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     Tripping line (Naut.), a small rope attached to the
        topgallant or royal yard, used to trip the yard, and in
        lowering it to the deck; also, a line used in letting go
        the anchor. --Luce.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tripping
      adj 1: characterized by a buoyant rhythm; "an easy lilting
             stride"; "the flute broke into a light lilting air"; "a
             swinging pace"; "a graceful swingy walk"; "a tripping
             singing measure" [syn: lilting, swinging, swingy,
             tripping]
      2: moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and
         graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light
         tripping step" [syn: light, lightsome, tripping]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "tripping":
     balanced, concinnate, concinnous, delirium tremens, dream, easy,
     elegant, euphonic, euphonical, euphonious, facile, flowing, fluent,
     graceful, hallucination, hallucinosis, harmonious, measured,
     mind-expansion, ordered, orderly, pleasing, smooth,
     smooth-sounding, sweet, symmetrical
  
  

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