trigger off


trigger off
phr verb
Trigger off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑reaction

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • trigger off — verb put in motion or move to act trigger a reaction actuate the circuits • Syn: ↑trip, ↑actuate, ↑trigger, ↑activate, ↑set off, ↑spark off, ↑spa …   Useful english dictionary

  • trigger off — See: trigger I …   English dictionary

  • trigger off — to cause or bring about (an important or serious effect, often negative, sudden or violent) (also to spark off; to touch off) …   Idioms and examples

  • trigger off —  Cause. Set in motion a succession of events. Release pent up feelings …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • trigger — I = trigger off trigger UK [ˈtrɪɡə(r)] / US [ˈtrɪɡər] or trigger off UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms trigger : present tense I/you/we/they trigger he/she/it triggers present participle triggering past tense triggered past participle… …   English dictionary

  • trigger — ▪ I. trigger trig‧ger 1 [ˈtrɪgə ǁ ər] also trigger off verb [transitive] to make something start happening, especially a series of events: • The move could trigger a rush by investors to buy annuities. • a sales rush triggered by cuts in interest …   Financial and business terms

  • trigger — [[t]trɪ̱gə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ triggers, triggering, triggered 1) N COUNT The trigger of a gun is a small lever which you pull to fire it. A man pointed a gun at them and pulled the trigger. 2) N COUNT: oft N n The trigger of a bomb is the device which… …   English dictionary

  • trigger — trig|ger1 [ˈtrıgə US ər] n ↑barrel, ↑sight, ↑trigger [Date: 1600 1700; : Dutch; Origin: trekker, from Middle Dutch trecken to pull ; TREK2] 1.) the part of a gun that you pull with your finger to fire it pull/squeeze the trigger ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trigger — 1 noun (C) 1 the part of a gun that you press with your finger to fire it: pull/squeeze the trigger: He aimed carefully and squeezed the trigger. 2 be the trigger (for) to be the thing that quickly causes a serious problem: Even a minor incident… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • trigger — trig|ger1 [ trıgər ] or ,trigger off verb transitive ** 1. ) to make something happen: Further violence was triggered by news of his death. a ) to cause someone to have particular feelings or memories: You find that strangely familiar smells… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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