trip the light fantastic


trip the light fantastic
verb
move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance
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My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio

Derivationally related forms: ↑dance (for: ↑dance), ↑dancer (for: ↑dance), ↑dancing (for: ↑dance)
Topics: ↑dancing, ↑dance, ↑terpsichore, ↑saltation
Hypernyms: ↑move
Hyponyms:
jive, ↑hoof, ↑clog, ↑tap dance, ↑belly dance, ↑heel, ↑shimmy, ↑bop, ↑bebop, ↑bump, ↑twist, ↑waltz, ↑waltz around, ↑tapdance, ↑tap, ↑tango, ↑shag, ↑foxtrot, ↑contradance, ↑country-dance, ↑contredanse, ↑contra danse, ↑break dance, ↑break-dance, ↑break, ↑cakewalk, ↑conga, ↑samba, ↑two-step, ↑Charleston, ↑boogie, ↑cha-cha, ↑disco, ↑mambo, ↑polka, ↑one-step, ↑rhumba, ↑rumba, ↑slam dance, ↑slam, ↑mosh, ↑thrash, ↑jig, ↑jitterbug, ↑folk dance, ↑square dance, ↑quickstep, ↑kick, ↑skank, ↑grind
Verb Group: ↑dance
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s PP

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phrasal
Etymology: fr. the phrase to trip on the light fantastic toe

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trip the light fantastic (joc)
To dance
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Main Entry:trip

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trip the light fantastic humorous phrase
to dance
Thesaurus: to dancehyponym
Main entry: trip

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humorous dance, in particular engage in ballroom dancing
Origin:
from "Trip it as you go On the light fantastic toe" (Milton's L'Allegro)

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trip the light fantastic — see trip, 2
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Main Entry:fantastic
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trip the light fantastic — see trip, 2
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Main Entry:light
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trip the light fantastic
informal + old-fashioned :dance

They were tripping the light fantastic all night.

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Main Entry:trip

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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