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trig·ger

trigger

 
 
pronunciation:
trI gr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small lever that when pressed or pulled causes a gun to fire.
 
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part of speech: verb
inflections: triggers, triggering, triggered
definition: to cause, begin, or set off.
The little girl's accident triggered the kindness of strangers.
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