verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Words nearby trigger
Idioms for trigger
Origin of trigger
OTHER WORDS FROM triggerun·trig·gered, adjective
Examples from the Web for trigger
People felt that crossed all lines, and then it became a story, so there are tipping points that trigger a public response.
I was the one to trigger the detonator, and for that I take full responsibility.Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex|Lizzie Crocker|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even private institutions, which most likely have less bureaucratic hurdles to deal with, have been slow to pull the trigger.
But witnesses say Muataz definitely was the shooter, and he even went so far as to apologize to Glick before pulling the trigger.In Jerusalem Home Demolitions, the Biblical Justice of Revenge|Creede Newton|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this Pavlovian trigger cannot be effective indefinitely.
But it was too late: the finger had pulled the trigger and the ball sped true.To Leeward|F. Marion Crawford
His finger tightened on the trigger, but he caught himself in time.The Lone Ranger Rides|Fran Striker
I raised mine to my shoulder, and pointing it toward a conspicuous savage, pulled the trigger.Bill Biddon, Trapper|Edward S. Ellis
As I pulled the trigger of my musket I tried to shout, but my throat was as dry as a furnace and I could only gasp.For The Honor Of France|Thomas A. Janvier
He already had his forefinger on the trigger of his "single-barrel."Anderson Crow, Detective|George Barr McCutcheon
British Dictionary definitions for trigger
Derived forms of triggertriggered, adjectivetriggerless, adjective
Word Origin for trigger
Idioms and Phrases with trigger
In addition to the idiom beginning with trigger
- trigger happy
- quick on the draw (trigger)