spark off


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spark off

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(tr, adverb) to bring into being or action; activate or initiate: to spark off an argument.
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Verb1.spark off - put in motion or move to actspark off - put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
initiate, pioneer - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
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Relatives were most likely to spark off yawns in each other, followed by friends, acquaintances and lastly strangers.
THE BEATLES I Got A Feeling Lennon and McCartney spark off each other on this standout track from the Fab Four's classic Let It Be album.
Often there is a restriction to the blood supply to the penis but for others, the pressures of life and work can spark off the problems.
Their arrival will spark off the UK's largest motoring extravaganza of the year, a show where the special series Nissan Micra 25 will make its UK debut.
He said: "It all seemed to spark off within weeks of Liz dying.
The People reveals today that this is set to spark off fuel protests of the kind which brought Britain to a halt in 2000.
The two super-dancers spark off each other's talents--Valdes skims the stage with speedy footwork, soars high, and balances for an eternity, while Acosta unleashes macho, fire-cracking technique and charisma.
With the Nuggets needing a win to tie the series after beating the Clippers in Game 3, Livingston provided a spark off the bench with 16 points, six assists and six rebounds.
But it might spark off massive political pressure on Chancellor Gordon Brown to lower the high level of duty on fuel.
Looking at the crime scene from a police point of view can also spark off ideas.
It seems that just wearing a top from the opposing team is enough to spark off violence.
Short of an irrationally interesting fragment of imagery to spark off, he'll wrap those painted borders around any old kitsch scene (the silhouetted women lounging under palm trees in Daloa, 2003, for example), activate the surface with a polychrome shitstorm of extruded gobbets of paint, and cross his fingers.