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trig·ger

 (trĭg′ər)
n.
1.
a. The lever pressed by the finger to discharge a firearm.
b. A similar device used to release or activate a mechanism.
2. An event that precipitates other events.
3. Electronics A pulse or circuit that initiates the action of another component.
tr.v. trig·gered, trig·ger·ing, trig·gers
1. To set off; initiate: remarks that triggered bitter debates.
2. To fire or explode (a weapon or an explosive charge).

[Dutch trekker, from Middle Dutch trecker, from trecken, to pull.]

trigger

(ˈtrɪɡə)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a small projecting lever that activates the firing mechanism of a firearm
2. (Mechanical Engineering) machinery a device that releases a spring-loaded mechanism or a similar arrangement
3. any event that sets a course of action in motion
vb (tr)
4. (usually foll by off) to give rise (to); set off
5. to fire or set in motion by or as by pulling a trigger
[C17 tricker, from Dutch trekker, from trekken to pull; see trek]
ˈtriggered adj
ˈtriggerless adj

trig•ger

(ˈtrɪg ər)

n.
1. a small projecting tongue in a firearm that, when pressed by the finger, actuates the mechanism that discharges the weapon.
2. a device, as a lever, the pulling or pressing of which releases a detent or spring.
3. anything, as an act or event, that initiates or precipitates a reaction or series of reactions.
v.t.
4. to initiate or precipitate (a reaction, process, or chain of events).
5. to fire or explode (a gun, missile, etc.) by pulling a trigger or releasing a triggering device.
v.i.
6. to release a trigger.
7. to become active; activate.
Idioms:
quick on the trigger,
a. quick to act or respond; impetuous; volatile.
b. ready to act; sensitive; alert.
[1615–25; earlier tricker < Dutch trekker, derivative of trekk(en) to pull (compare trek)]

trigger


Past participle: triggered
Gerund: triggering

Imperative
trigger
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Present
I trigger
you trigger
he/she/it triggers
we trigger
you trigger
they trigger
Preterite
I triggered
you triggered
he/she/it triggered
we triggered
you triggered
they triggered
Present Continuous
I am triggering
you are triggering
he/she/it is triggering
we are triggering
you are triggering
they are triggering
Present Perfect
I have triggered
you have triggered
he/she/it has triggered
we have triggered
you have triggered
they have triggered
Past Continuous
I was triggering
you were triggering
he/she/it was triggering
we were triggering
you were triggering
they were triggering
Past Perfect
I had triggered
you had triggered
he/she/it had triggered
we had triggered
you had triggered
they had triggered
Future
I will trigger
you will trigger
he/she/it will trigger
we will trigger
you will trigger
they will trigger
Future Perfect
I will have triggered
you will have triggered
he/she/it will have triggered
we will have triggered
you will have triggered
they will have triggered
Future Continuous
I will be triggering
you will be triggering
he/she/it will be triggering
we will be triggering
you will be triggering
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been triggering
you have been triggering
he/she/it has been triggering
we have been triggering
you have been triggering
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been triggering
you will have been triggering
he/she/it will have been triggering
we will have been triggering
you will have been triggering
they will have been triggering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been triggering
you had been triggering
he/she/it had been triggering
we had been triggering
you had been triggering
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Conditional
I would trigger
you would trigger
he/she/it would trigger
we would trigger
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Past Conditional
I would have triggered
you would have triggered
he/she/it would have triggered
we would have triggered
you would have triggered
they would have triggered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trigger - lever that activates the firing mechanism of a guntrigger - lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
hair trigger - a gun trigger that responds with little pressure
lever - a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
2.trigger - a device that activates or releases or causes something to happentrigger - a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
plutonium pit, plutonium trigger - a steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives
3.trigger - an act that sets in motion some course of eventstrigger - an act that sets in motion some course of events
causation, causing - the act of causing something to happen
instigation, fomentation - deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
Verb1.trigger - put in motion or move to acttrigger - 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"
2.trigger - release or pull the trigger ontrigger - release or pull the trigger on; "Trigger a gun"

trigger

verb
1. bring about, start, cause, produce, generate, prompt, provoke, set off, activate, give rise to, elicit, spark off, set in motion the incident which triggered the outbreak of the First World War
bring about stop, bar, block, prevent, inhibit, hinder, repress, obstruct, impede
2. set off, trip, activate, set going The thieves must have triggered the alarm.

trigger

noun
Something that incites especially a violent response:
verb
Translations
أداة القَدْح أو الأطلاق، مُطْلِقزِناد المُسَدَّسيَبدأ، يُطْلِق، يُشْعِل
spoušťspouštěčspustit
aftrækkerudløseudløser
gikkurkoma/hrinda af staîundirrót, upptök
duoti postūmįgaidukaspostūmis
cēlonisizraisītizšķirošais notikums u.tmlmēlīte
spúšťač
sprožilo
başlatmakkışkırtıcı olaykışkırtmaktetik

trigger

[ˈtrɪgəʳ]
A. N [of gun] → gatillo m; [of bomb, machine] → disparador m
to pull the triggerapretar el gatillo, disparar
B. VT (also trigger off) [+ bomb] → hacer estallar; [+ fight, explosion] → provocar; [+ mechanism] → hacer funcionar, poner en movimiento; [+ chain of events] → desencadenar
C. CPD trigger finger Níndice m de la mano derecha (empleado para apretar el gatillo)

trigger

[ˈtrɪgər]
n
[gun] → gâchette f
to pull the trigger → appuyer sur la gâchette
[bomb] → détonateur m
(= catalyst) to act as a trigger for sth → provoquer qch
modif [device, mechanism] → de déclenchement
vt
[+ bomb] → déclencher; [+ alarm] → déclencher
[+ war, recession, strike, demonstration, illness] → déclencher
trigger off
vt [+ war, recession, strike, demonstration, illness] → déclenchertrigger-happy trigger happy [ˌtrɪgərˈhæpi] adj [person] → à la gâchette facile
to be trigger-happy → avoir la gâchette facile

trigger

n (of gun)Abzug(shahn) m, → Drücker m (inf); (of bomb)Zünder m; (of cine camera, machine)Auslöser m; (Elec) → Trigger m; to pull the triggerabdrücken; to be quick on the triggerschnell abdrücken
vt (also trigger off)auslösen; bombzünden

trigger

:
trigger finger
nZeigefinger m; my trigger’s itchinges juckt mich abzudrücken
trigger grip
trigger guard
nAbzugsbügel m
trigger-happy
adj (inf)schießfreudig (inf), → schießwütig (pej); (hum) photographerknipswütig (inf)

trigger

[ˈtrɪgəʳ]
1. n (of gun, machine) → grilletto
to pull the trigger → premere il grilletto
2. vt (also trigger off) (event) → provocare, scatenare

trigger

(ˈtrigə) noun
1. a small lever on a gun, which is pulled to make the gun fire. He aimed the rifle at her but did not pull the trigger.
2. anything which starts a series of actions or reactions.
verb
(often with off) to start (a series of events). The attack triggered (off) a full-scale war.

trig·ger

n. desencadenamiento; impulso o reacción que inicia otros eventos;
___ pointspuntos de ___;
v. desencadenar, iniciar.

trigger

n gatillo; — finger dedo en gatillo; — point punto gatillo; vt provocar
References in classic literature ?
Why, ma'am, it was simple enough; he pulled the trigger with his big toe.
demanded the scout, throwing his rifle carelessly across his left arm, and keeping the forefinger of his right hand on the trigger, though he avoided all appearance of menace in the act.
Each cocked his pistol, and, with fingers on the trigger, walked up to Henry, saying, at the same time, if he did not cross his hands, they would blow his damned heart out.
He must have had a steady hand at a trigger who could have got a shot off half so fast.
Just forward of the main-mast I stopped, drew a pistol from my pocket, took a cool aim, though he had already turned and was once more coming directly after me, and drew the trigger.
It's not a question of shooting with the right hand or the left; it's a question of holding one of your hands as though you were going to pull the trigger of a pistol with your arm bent.
It is just as the old woman said'; and he took his gun on his shoulder, pulled the trigger, and shot into the midst of them, so that their feathers flew about.
Had a green Martian woman desired to show dislike or contempt she would, in all likelihood, have done it with a sword thrust or a movement of her trigger finger; but as their sentiments are mostly atrophied it would have required a serious injury to have aroused such passions in them.
It must have been the latter cause which kept the trigger finger of the steady hand from exerting the little pressure that would have brought the great beast to at least a temporary pause.
Milady saw by the contraction of his countenance that the trigger was about to be pulled; she reached her hand quickly to her bosom, drew out a paper, and held it toward Athos.
You do not know at all, and in this way they will chase him to Paris, without drawing a trigger.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision, to the releasing of a trigger.