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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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Cautioning that striping of special status of Kashmir by India may spark off a horrible war in the region, which may engulf the whole world, Masood urged the UN Security Council to immediately convene its session and take notice of the Indian aggression and ensure peace and security in the region before the flames of war spark off.
Cautioning that striping of special status of Kashmir by India may spark off a horrible war in the region, which may engulf the whole world, Masood urged the UN Security Council to immediately convene its session, and take notice of the Indian aggression and ensure peace and security in the region before the flames of war spark off.
. He brought that spark off the bench and we needed that," he added.
Roosevelt Adams was again a spark off the bench with 21 points, highlighted by four triples, and seven rebounds in 29 minutes.
'President's ineffectiveness of being unable to appoint a proper Law and Order Minister clearly denotes the inefficiency of the Government that leads to spark off violent incidents,' he said.
Relatives were most likely to spark off yawns in each other, followed by friends, acquaintances and lastly strangers.
A dangerous tackle appeared to spark off trouble on the pitch which soon spread as spectators came on to the pitch to join in the fighting.
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.
After all, Bloody Sunday did spark off a virtual war lasting many decades.
ERECTILE dysfunction is a common problem.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.