trigger off

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Verb1.trigger off - put in motion or move to acttrigger 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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Such reports are meant to disrupt public order and trigger off pensioners' outrage, it said.
Karasin claimed that Ukraine seeks to trigger off a crisis similar to the Kerch Strait incident in November 2018, when Russian ships fired on Ukrainian vessels.
He said being partisan, accepting any form of inducement from politicians could trigger off violence while many of the staff might become victims.
"However, that could trigger off heavy - possibly thundery - showers."
Scientists have discovered that the bacteria trigger off a process which eventually ends with a person believing they have eaten enough.
The film tells a rather predictable story, with the sex tape factor coming into play merely as a tool to trigger off the chain of events that comprises the narrative.
Summing up the outcome of today's meeting, Karami disclosed Berri's intention to hold parliamentarian elections on time in a bid to trigger off what he termed as "the Lebanese democratic process." Karami disclosed intention to run for the elections albeit, not on the basis of the so-called sixty's electoral law.
One more caution will trigger off an immediate two-match suspension.
There is indisputable proof that fracking not only causes minor earth tremors but can trigger off a major earthquake in zones where they are likely.
When Chris persuades 10 other members of the Knapely WI to join her and Annie in the production of a calendar featuring them discreetly posing nude while engaged in everyday activities such as baking and knitting, they have no idea of the global media storm their charitable act will trigger off.
"I am going there and I hope that we can trigger off major spate of two-way traffic between India and Iraq at the highest level," he said.
For example, if you agree that the property is to be transferred into one of your names with that person taking over responsibility for the mortgage then you need to ensure that will not trigger off another repayment penalty.