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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang An action undertaken chiefly for the gratification associated with the exercise of power over another or others: "He was giving orders, and people were taking them. He was on a power trip” ( Nelson DeMille).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any activity which confers a sense of power on the person involved
  • n. The excitement that results from such an activity

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (slang) a self-aggrandizing action undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other people

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