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1. trigger

noun. ['ˈtrɪgɝ'] lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun.

Synonyms

  • gun trigger
  • gun
  • lever

Antonyms

  • uninitiate
  • keep down
  • stay in place
  • be born

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Rhymes with Trigger

  • sligar
  • crigger
  • wigger
  • vigor
  • viger
  • sigur
  • rigueur
  • rigor
  • nigger
  • digger
  • bigger
  • biggar

Sentences with trigger


1. Verb, base form
An infection or stress can trigger episodes of IBS, though the exact cause is not known.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Wait about one minute for it to warm up, and then squeeze the steam trigger on the handle.

Quotes about trigger


1. But you come to a point in your life when you can't pull the trigger anymore.
- Evel Knievel

2. At times anger will trigger harsh words. After a cooling period wisdom sets in; finally, the ability to speak from the heart with love and compassion.
- Ana Monnar, Relax: New And Selected Poems: New And Selected Poems

3. ...we're told by TV and Reader's Digest that a crisis will trigger massive personal change--and that those big changes will make the pain worthwhile. But from what he could see, big change almost never happens. People simply feel lost. They have no idea what to say or do or feel or think. they become messes and tend to remain messes.
- Douglas Coupland, The Gum Thief

2. trigger-happy

adjective. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid.

Synonyms

  • fierce
  • violent
  • intense
  • vehement

Antonyms

  • nonviolent
  • merciful
  • calm
  • peaceful

3. trigger-happy

adjective. irresponsible in the use of firearms.

Antonyms

  • amicable

4. trigger

verb. ['ˈtrɪgɝ'] put in motion or move to act.

Synonyms

  • hap
  • occur
  • come about
  • trip
  • initiate
  • pass
  • pioneer
  • activate
  • set off
  • go on
  • spark
  • spark off
  • pass off
  • take place
  • fall out
  • touch off
  • actuate
  • trigger off

Antonyms

  • appear
  • prevent
  • failing
  • stay

5. trigger

verb. ['ˈtrɪgɝ'] release or pull the trigger on.

Synonyms

  • discharge

Antonyms

  • decertify
  • recede

6. trigger

noun. ['ˈtrɪgɝ'] a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen.

Synonyms

  • plutonium pit
  • plutonium trigger

Antonyms

  • forbid
  • invalidate
  • disapprove

7. trigger

noun. ['ˈtrɪgɝ'] an act that sets in motion some course of events.

Synonyms

  • causation
  • induction
  • causing
  • initiation
  • instigation

Antonyms

  • dematerialise
  • disappear
  • stand still
  • ride
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