touch sth off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “touch sth off” in the English Dictionary

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touch sth off

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