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trip up

Definitions of trip up
  1. verb
    cause to stumble
    synonyms: trip
  2. verb
    make an error
    synonyms: slip up, stumble
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    type of:
    err, mistake, slip
    make a mistake or be incorrect
  3. verb
    detect a blunder or misstep
    “The reporter tripped up the senator”
    synonyms: catch
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    type of:
    discover, find out, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, learn, pick up, see
    get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
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