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touch sth off

phrasal verb with touch uk   us   /tʌtʃ/ verb
to cause a violent or difficult series of events to suddenly begin: The plans for a new airport have touched off a storm of protest.
Translations of “touch sth off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 觸發, 激起…
in Chinese (Simplified) 触发, 激起…
(Definition of touch sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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