trip up

trip up
verb
1. detect a blunder or misstep (Freq. 1)
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The reporter tripped up the senator

Syn: ↑catch
Derivationally related forms: ↑trip-up
Hypernyms:
learn, ↑hear, ↑get word, ↑get wind, ↑pick up, ↑find out, ↑get a line, ↑discover, ↑see
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

2. make an error
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She slipped up and revealed the name

Syn: ↑stumble, ↑slip up
Derivationally related forms: ↑trip-up, ↑slip-up (for: ↑slip up), ↑stumble (for: ↑stumble), ↑stumbler (for: ↑stumble)
Hypernyms: ↑err, ↑mistake, ↑slip
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

3. cause to stumble
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The questions on the test tripped him up

Syn: ↑trip
Derivationally related forms: ↑trip (for: ↑trip)
Cause: ↑stumble, ↑trip
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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trip up [phrasal verb]
trip up (someone) or trip (someone) up : to cause (someone) to make a mistake

He tried to trip up the cashier as she counted his change.

— see also trip 1b (above), 2
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Main Entry:trip

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ˌtrip ˈup | ˌtrip sbˈup derived
to make a mistake; to deliberately make sb do this

Read the questions carefully, because the examiners sometimes try to trip you up.

Main entry:tripderived

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