I am aware the meaning of "trip"
to lose your balance after knocking your foot against something when you are walking or running
I guess this is called "tripped over a cable"
I see some people say "tripped on a cable". A post explains the difference as
tripped on just says where the trip occurred. You can trip on the step without the step being in any way defective. Tripped over indicates exactly what caused the trip. The cable was where the tripper didn't expect it to be.
I don't really understand that. It seems that both "tripped over a cable" and "tripped on a cable" indicate the trip occurred at the place where that cable was put.
In case that the cable example turns out be a bad example, here is another case
a post describes the image as
I tripped over this 1 inch stone lift ...
Does the following version mean the same thing as the one above?
I tripped on this 1 inch stone lift ...
Could someone please give a hint? Thanks in advance.
Google Ngram shows that both expression is used.