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verb (used without object)
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Idioms for trigger
Origin of trigger
OTHER WORDS FROM triggerun·trig·gered, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for trigger
Sky-high valuations in the private market are encouraging more companies like Airbnb and DoorDash to pull the trigger and go public.IPOs, SPACs, and direct listings: Silicon Valley opens the doors to more investors|matthewheimer|November 20, 2020|Fortune
Spear guns have a trigger and either a track or a barrel to guide the shaft along the length of the gun.
One of the most common misophonia triggers is the sound of chewing.
The trigger, he claimed, was that Spears had been seen driving with her boyfriend to pick up some fast food, even though her conservatorship forbids driving.Why Britney Spears’s fans are convinced she’s being held captive|Constance Grady|November 11, 2020|Vox
In Miles Morales, the triggers act as a very sensitive rumble, but also give you tactile feedback when you’re swinging, telling you when you’ve made contact and so on.Review: Sony’s PlayStation 5 is here, but next-generation gaming is still on its way|Devin Coldewey|November 6, 2020|TechCrunch
The ex-chef, accused by Maureen McDonnell of “embezzling” food from the mansion, went to the FBI, triggering its investigation.Tough-Guy Pols Let Wives Take the Fall, Maureen McDonnell Edition|Eleanor Clift|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But here, Joffrey's death instantly produced the opposite effect, reactivating old antagonisms and triggering new ones.Game of Thrones’ ‘The Lion and the Rose’: Joffrey’s Demented, Shocking Royal Wedding|Andrew Romano|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ensuing hysteria persuaded some parents not to inoculate their kids for fear of triggering autism.Twitter Crushes Anti-Vaccination Queen Jenny McCarthy|The Daily Beast|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The head movements are capable of triggering a diverse range of “inputs” into a device.
For want of a nail, the shoe was lost, triggering a chain of events that leads to much greater debacles.Government Shuts Down and Private Sector Feels the Pain, Too|Daniel Gross|October 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Regulation of breeding schedules in birds always involves some exogenous, environmental timing or triggering mechanism.The Breeding Birds of Kansas|Richard F. Johnston
The expectation of education or therapeutics gave way to triggering excitement, more obliquely sexual excitement.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
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)