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trip balls

semi-vulgar slang To become intoxicated from a hallucinatory or psychoactive drug. Oh, Jim? Don't worry, he took some acid and is kind of tripping balls, but he'll be fine in a few hours.
See also: ball, trip

trip out

slang To become intoxicated from a hallucinatory or psychoactive drug. Oh, Jim? Don't worry, he took some acid and is kind of tripping out, but he'll be fine in a few hours.
See also: out, trip
References in classic literature ?
After tripping and stumbling over these lumps of decay, I came suddenly against something hard, and I found that an upright post was firmly fixed in the center of the hollow.
In the instant in which he appeared up against the moon, crossing the road, I slung my hooked cane at his legs, tripping him and bringing him down.
he musingly observed to her, as he regarded the three figures tripping before him through the frigid pallor of opening day.
On such an afternoon some score of members of the High Court of Chancery bar ought to be--as here they are--mistily engaged in one of the ten thousand stages of an endless cause, tripping one another up on slippery precedents, groping knee-deep in technicalities, running their goat-hair and horsehair warded heads against walls of words and making a pretence of equity with serious faces, as players might.
To Milsom Street she was directed, and having made herself perfect in the number, hastened away with eager steps and a beating heart to pay her visit, explain her conduct, and be forgiven; tripping lightly through the church-yard, and resolutely turning away her eyes, that she might not be obliged to see her beloved Isabella and her dear family, who, she had reason to believe, were in a shop hard by.
She came tripping downstairs, buttoning her long gloves, squeezing her folded parasol against her pretty figure, dressed in the perfection of a soberly elegant traveling costume.
Early in his boyhood he had learned to form ropes by twisting and tying long grasses together, and with these he was forever tripping Tublat or attempting to hang him from some overhanging branch.