Student or Learner
Today I wanted to speak about a prank we did to one of our friends but I couldn't think of any words to say what I meant.
Actually my friend was walking and didn't notice me then I stretched my leg out and he tripped over my foot and fell down.
I know I did something dangerous but do we have any verbs for this in English? (when you stretch your leg out because you want someone to trip over it)
I agree. It's a good way to lose a friend.
I tripped him up is also used in BrE.
trip someone up catch out, trap, confuse, unsettle, disconcert, throw you off, wrongfoot, put you off your stride Your own lies will trip you up.
trip up blunder, make a mistake, slip up (informal), make a faux pas, go wrong, lapse, boob (Brit. slang), err, miscalculate He has tripped up in Parliament before.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
We use those meanings too.
Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Oct-2013 at 00:06. Reason: typo