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power trip


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n power trip (slang) a self-aggrandizing action undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other people
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In literature:

They don't want service, or knowledge, they want the thrill of power-tripping.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
The power station charged the trolley cables with an abundance of current, and the Hercules 0001 made a splendid trip.
"Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive" by Victor Appleton
Smiths used trip hammers powered by watermills which turned axles with cams on them.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Truth defied had tripped up nations in their headlong race after dominion and unrighteous power.
"Continental Monthly - Volume 1 - Issue 3" by Various
On the trip the day before, she had seen something which had excited her inventive powers in the highest degree.
"Gritli's Children" by Johanna Spyri
Her husband did everything in his power to mitigate the rigors of the trip.
"The Land of Promise" by D. Torbett
The boat is a fine and powerful steamer, and makes two trips daily between New York and South Amboy.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
To see how powerful suggestion may be in a child's life take this incident that every parent knows: The little one trips and tumbles.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
Why not build the power-plant first, and take the pleasure trip afterward?
"The Skylark of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
On this trip he frequently met some of the Rough Riders, and they invariably did all in their power to make him feel at home.
"American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt" by Edward Stratemeyer
Napoleon had bitter and powerful rivals, but his recent trip had apparently enabled him to win many friends among the men.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
I got to know him powerful well on the trip here, an' he sure had all of a white man's feelings.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
His thumb tripped the tele-transport control and from the engine rooms came a drone of power.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
The motor in which we travel has a record, not for speed, but as having made the farthest north trip on its own power.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
I will take a trip to the Falls first; I 'd like to show you that water-power.
"One Of Them" by Charles James Lever

In poetry:

The parent bird its brood protects
As fledglings in their downy nest,
Until a Power their flight directs
From trial trips to distant quest,
Through trackless zones of ether blue,
For bird companions strange and new.
"Honest John" by Hattie Howard
There sate I down among the fair fresh flowers,
And saw the birds come tripping from their bowers,
Where they had rested them all night; and they,
Who were so joyful at the light of day,
Began to honour May with all their powers.
"From The Cuckoo And The Nightingale" by William Wordsworth

In news:

Charleston, WV – The GreenJackets (31-13) opened up an eight game road trip on Monday night with a 10-5 win over the top team in the Northern Division, the West Virginia Power (28-13).
Record power demands during the last two winters caused electrical distribution zones to trip off-line.
Jaguar XKR-S: Anti-social kitty on a power trip .
Hoping their power trip continues against Canucks.
Mandeville Mayor Eddie Price rides a power trip all the way to indictment.
Reporter's Notebook: PDA power trip .
Shields and Brooks Tackle Biden's Trip, Unifying Power of College Basketball.
Quake, cold showers and no power tools define Habitat for Humanity trip.
Habitat for Humanity trip defined by quake, low power.
Taking a power trip by adding conditioners like Tributaries' T100 can give your A/V system a friendly lift.
This week, Florida Power and Light made a special trip to Boca Grande and, with the help of a barge, checked out the tilting osprey nest platform on the causeway.
Coming off back to back wins, the youthful Rebels made the trip northwest to take on the perennial power Aplington-Parkersburg Falcons.
On a recent trip, the engine was misfiring and when I stopped, turned the engine off and then restarted it, the service engine light came on and the LCD screen read reduced engine power.
The fiberglass boat had enough room for eight tons of drugs and a crew of six, and enough power to make the eight-or- nine-day trip from Columbia to Mexico totally underwater.
Powering up then drifting back to the line is the key, then you nail it forward once the lights are tripped.

In science:

No power supply trip-offs or large increases in the bias currents were observed during the irradiation.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
Gas gains up to 15.000 has been reached with very few high voltage trips and the first test in a power pulsing mode of the readout electronics has been done successfully.
Micromegas for imaging hadronic calorimetry
E is the electric-field fractional round-trip loss, Pt h is the pump power at threshold, Po f f is the pump power at the “off” state, and T is the cavity roundtrip time.
All-Optical Quantum Random Bit Generation from Intrinsically Binary Phase of Parametric Oscillators
Our journey will be a round trip: starting from a simple theoretical approach, we will build a powerful tool to interpret the data and measure the cosmological parameters, but then, we will be forced to go back to theory for a more complex approach to the physics of clusters of galaxies.
Cosmological parameters from Galaxy Clusters: an Introduction
The power supply can be set in modes to either ‘trip’ when the maximum current is reached or to limit the supplied current in ’control’ mode.
Characterisation of the VELO High Voltage System
The power supply module can be operated in two modes: current control or current trip.
Characterisation of the VELO High Voltage System