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verb [transitive] trigger pronunciation in American English /ˈtrɪɡər/
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present tense
I/you/we/theytrigger
he/she/ittriggers
present participletriggering
past tensetriggered
past participletriggered
present tense
I/you/we/theytrigger off

or trigger off trigger pronunciation in American English

  1. 1
    to make something happen

    The news of his death triggered more violence.

    1. b.
      to cause someone to do or say something
      trigger a response/reaction:

      The report has triggered a fierce response from the governor.

  2. 2
    to make a machine or piece of equipment start to work

    A sensor had triggered the security camera.

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