French translation of 'trigger'
1. [of gun] gâchette f
to pull the trigger appuyer sur la gâchette
2. [of bomb] détonateur m
3. (= catalyst)
to act as a trigger for sth provoquer qch
[device, mechanism] de déclenchement
2. [war, recession, strike, demonstration, illness] déclencher
Phrasal verbstrigger off
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Example Sentences Including 'trigger'
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No single power can take the chance of triggering actions by the other two.International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)
The move will trigger another referendum on the issue.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
They argue there is no evidence to suggest they would trigger another financial crisis.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You then need to determine what score will be the trigger point for action.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
This is certainly not sufficient to trigger many alarms, he added.Computing (2010)
Cast your mind back and think about what else may have triggered this sudden set of fears.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Sometimes when a person is vulnerable for psychiatric reasons some relatively mundane thing triggers enormous resentment.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The move could trigger similar schemes being adopted across the country in other large towns and cities.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
This will help identify personal triggers that cause symptoms.The Sun (2015)
A dramatic change in the weather is set to trigger gales through February.The Sun (2017)
If you carry and use a knife it is no different from pulling the trigger of a gun at close quarters.The Sun (2008)
Man with a finger on the trigger of a gun pointed at his own head.The Sun (2010)
The crude wooden peg had been used as a makeshift trigger to set off the deadly device.The Sun (2008)
This triggers a mechanism which drops the doors down at the end of the tube.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
This would normally trigger another control unit to fly the plane automatically.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Trigger mechanisms for them are visible, showing they are ready to fire.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Try to remember what triggered your first panic attack.The Sun (2011)
Those triggering causes would not have provoked anything unless there had been something there to provoke.A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)
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British English: trigger NOUN
The trigger of a gun is a small lever which you pull to fire it.
A man pointed a gun at them and pulled the trigger.
British English: trigger VERB
To trigger a bomb or system means to cause it to work.
The thieves must have deliberately triggered the alarm and hidden inside the house.
Translation of trigger from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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