trigger Idioms & Phrases
noun lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
noun a gun trigger that responds with little pressure
- a trigger so constructed as to discharge a firearm by a very slight pressure, as by the touch of a hair. Farrow.
noun a steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives
(Zoöl.), a large plectognath fish ( Balistes Carolinensisor B. capriscus) common on the southern coast of the United States, and valued as a food fish in some localities. Its rough skin is used for scouring and polishing in the place of sandpaper. Called also leather jacket, and turbot.
verb put in motion or move to act
activate; touch off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
- trigger a reaction
- actuate the circuits
adjective satellite irresponsible in the use of firearms
adjective satellite marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
fierce; vehement; tearing; violent.
- fierce loyalty
- in a tearing rage
- vehement dislike
- violent passions