bad trip


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A hallucinogenic drug-induced experience in which the pattern of time-space disorientation causes an intense adverse neuropsychiatric response in the person taking the ‘trip’

bad trip

Substance abuse A hallucinogenic drug-induced experience in which the pattern of time-space disorientation causes an intense adverse neuropsychiatric response in the person taking the 'trip'. See Flashbacks, 'High. '.

bad trip

A popular expression for a highly unpleasant reaction to a hallucinogenic drug. Such reactions may recur months later without further exposure to the drug.
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We all secretly relish the bad trip, especially when it's somebody else's.
Kimberly Baltakis just wants to get her life back on track, after a bad trip down the road of matrimony.
The New York Times relied on stringers who filed anthropological dispatches explaining what a bad trip it was.
If being born German at the turn of the past century meant conscription into the wrong side of a multigenerational bad trip, it also meant sharing in the German-speaking world's response to modernity, which would eventually connect Dada, V-2 rockets, and the discovery of LSD.
It will be a bad trip for a number of people next year.
The term bad trip refers to unpleasant--even terrifying--feelings and sensory experiences while high on LSD.
A Bad Trip in a Tired Whale', written by David Holbrook, tells the reader what happens when two pot smoking alcoholics take a gun and an "old whale of a car" on a road trip across America.
An absurd temptation to jump from the balcony of his lover Eva's flat besets the speaker, while she struggles to cope with his bad trip, few signs of which reveal anything of what so obviously appalls him.
Until both parties deal with the underlying economic malaise their drug policies will be a bad trip.
Whether you're shopping for travel services by phone or online, your dream vacation could turn out to be a bad trip if you're not dealing with a legitimate company," said AAFTEC Coordinator Susan Grant.
The self-explanatory Nothing But A Bad Trip pairs well with Last Of Your Kind, which paints a satirical nightmare scene depicting the HHHH H THE original Crystal Castles duo underwent a messy musical "divorce" in 2014, and this is supremo Ethan Kath's first with new frontwoman, Edith Frances.
And after enjoying his win, the Tiger's Bay man jetted back home and said, "Wasn't a bad trip to New York.