So what if it finally stuck out its ugly foot and tripped him at age 71?
In true, adorably awkward JLaw fashion, she tripped on her own dress while ascending the steps to accept the award.
While speaking at a graduation ceremony in Santa Clara, Castro tripped while leaving the stage.
He tripped and fell against a window ledge and broke his neck.
Then, during the evening gown competition, she tripped on her dress.
"I've got all my birthday letters to answer," replied Daisy, as she tripped gaily away.
Bertha tripped away, leaving the countess alone with her son.
She tripped a little on the step and he caught her arm to save her.
But for one who has tripped me up, I have taken sweet revenge on a thousand.
The trigger E is tripped with the handle H, connected to the piece J, on which all the working parts are mounted.
late 14c. (implied in tripper), "tread or step lightly, skip, caper," from Old French tripper "strike with the feet" (12c.), from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch trippen "to skip, trip, hop," Low German trippeln, Frisian tripje, Dutch trappen, Old English treppan "to tread, trample") related to trap.
The sense of "strike with the foot and cause to stumble" is first recorded early 15c. Meaning "to release" (a catch, lever, etc.) is recorded from 1897; trip-wire is attested from 1916. Related: Tripped; tripping.
"act or action of tripping," 1650s, from trip (v.); sense of "a short journey or voyage" is from 1690s, originally a nautical term, the connection is uncertain. The meaning "psychedelic drug experience" is first recorded 1959 as a noun; the verb in this sense is from 1966, from the noun.