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Noun: trigger  tri-gu(r)
  1. Lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
    - gun trigger
     
  2. A device that activates, releases or causes something to happen
     
  3. An act that sets in motion some course of events
    - induction, initiation
Verb: trigger  tri-gu(r)
  1. Put in motion, initiate (a device, reaction, circuit, etc)
    "trigger a reaction";
    - actuate, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off
     
  2. Release or pull the trigger on
    "Trigger a gun"
     
  3. Cause to start, provoke or initiate (usually something negative or violent)
    "his remarks triggered condemnation"; "trigger a huge argument";
    - touch off, spark off, spark, set off

Derived forms: triggers, triggered, triggering

Type of: causation, causing, device, initiate, lever, pioneer

Part of: gun

Encyclopedia: Trigger