bad trip


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bad trip

An intense and unpleasant psychological experience, usually resulting from the ingestion of psychedelic drugs such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD, or "acid"). I had a real bad trip last night, I'll never do drugs again.
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bad trip

A frightening or otherwise very unpleasant experience, as in Given the poor turnout, her book tour was a bad trip. The term comes from drug slang of the mid-1900s, where it meant experiencing hallucinations, pain, or other terrible effects from taking a drug, especially LSD. It was then extended to any extremely unpleasant experience.
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bad trip

1. n. a bad experience with a drug. (Drugs.) My first trip was a bad trip, and I never took another.
2. n. any bad experience or person. Harry can be such a bad trip.
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A Bad Trip in a Tired Whale' is published by 1stBooks Library and is available for USD12.
Before he left the press conference at Anfield, he turned to a gathering of local journalists and said he hoped they had a bad trip home - and that's actually a politer version of his sentiments.
Kimberly Baltakis just wants to get her life back on track, after a bad trip down the road of matrimony.
After a particularly bad trip to the dentist when I was around nine, Cindy the Collie came along to make me feel better, then there was Tache the Jack Russell, who was "definitely going to be an outdoor dog", but who was sleeping at the foot of my bed within a week of her arrival.
In my book, the needless destruction of a $600 rod qualifies as a bad trip.
During the journey, the bus was pulled over by a policeman in California, got bogged down in the Arizona River and lost one of its crew to a bad trip in Texas.
THE teenage son of musician Nick Cave fell to his death off a cliff during a bad trip on LSD, an inquest heard.
But, until we have another FDA-approved NMDA antagonist to use, there are surely many people "living with the black dog" who would gladly risk a bad trip to cut the dog's leash.
The Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial (Wednesday, Channel 4) was a scientific experiment as well as TV programme, which was all well and good, but the sight of Jon Snow staring down the camera while splitting open a huge plastic brain just felt like a bad trip, man.
La bombe de Very Bad Trip et que l'on retrouvera dans le troisieme opus a en effet vu son penthouse de Manhattan partir en fumee dans la nuit du samedi 12 au dimanche 13 janvier.
Her 68-year-old nan, Susan, was heartbroken by the descent of her beloved grand-daughter into drug-taking, and went looking for her, but Suzi was nowhere to be seen and no-one recalled setting eyes on her after she had fled the house on her bad trip.
Around one hour after the consumption of the drugs, the deceased, Anmol was on a bad trip and started behaving very abnormally.
There was even one high school age young man with long hair who looked like he was having a slightly bad trip on something--he lay down on the floor in a passage where people were walking, and a lady came up to him and persuaded him to get up and sit in a nearby empty seat.
Cumani's candidate, Butler, was unlucky last time and the trainer said: "He had a bad draw at Carlisle last time and had a bad trip round as a consequence.
Talk about the risks of pregnancy, catching an STI - sexually-transmitted illness - accidental overdose, a bad trip, having an accident, or unwanted sexual approaches.