Definition of Trigger off
1. Verb. Put in motion or move to act. "Actuate the circuits"
Causes: Come About, Fall Out, Go On, Hap, Happen, Occur, Pass, Pass Off, Take Place
Generic synonyms: Initiate, Pioneer
Derivative terms: Activation, Act, Actuation, Actuator, Spark, Trigger, Trip, Tripper
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Literary usage of Trigger off
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... 28 Apr. 1941 that the alpha particle serves only to trigger off the nuclear disintegration —JD Stranathan, The Particles of Modern Physics, ..."
2. The American Annual of Photography (1907)
"If the leaves are of pasteboard put a screw at J to take the pressure of the trigger off the leaves. When not in use the shade wing of the hood folds down ..."
3. Forty-four Years of the Life of a Hunter: Being Reminiscences of Meshach by Meshach Browning, Edward Stabler (1859)
"... he takes hold of the meat and pulls it forward; when the string, being tied to the lower end of the trigger, draws the top of the trigger off the pole, ..."
4. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1901)
"We all jumped different ways, and she just missed my boy, but caught my best cordite rifle, breaking one trigger off and discharging both barrels. ..."
5. Corliss-engines and Allied Steam-motors Working with and Without Automatic by Wilhelm Heinrich Uhland (1879)
"... in position by the governor-spindle K. This wedge forces the trigger off the piston catches P, and relieving the latter, the spindle is free to fall, ..."
6. Getting Off the Hook: Treatment of Drug Addiction and Social Disorders by Jurriaan Plesman (1986)
"The important point to remember is never to start off with: "You feel so and so, towards me" which will only trigger off the other person's defenses. ..."
7. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1861)
"The gleam of the bird's glossy hack dazzled Ned's eye too ,ate to check the finger on the trigger. Off went the head of the golden dragon of the dynasty of ..."