Trip over

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Definition

to trip over something: to fall over, to stumble on, to slip on something
verb
I almost tripped over the phone line, but I managed to stay on my feet.

Examples

  • "First of all, there's the dead body in the hall - you tripped over it on the way in, remember?"
  • "It's true that his chemicals were well arranged when I entered the room. But by the end of the first day I nearly tripped over a bottle of hydrobromide trying to find the door."

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