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Definition of "trip-up" [trip-up]

  • An unintentional but embarrassing blunder (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "trip-up" in a sentence
  • "The market gained on the day, but suffered a notable trip-up after the Federal Reserve published its members' yearly rate forecasts for the first time ever."
  • "You are so busy trying to trip-up Barack Obama, the man who actually got you the job that you have (.... we'll get a black man to criticize him because then it won't seem as if we're racist), you can't lead, You haven't a clue."
  • "This may seem painfully obvious, but I have seen folks trip-up on their way to being promoted to leadership roles by focusing more on their future than on their present."