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"trigger" in American English

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triggernoun [C]

 us   /ˈtrɪɡ·ər/
  • trigger noun [C] (GUN PART)

a part of a gun that causes the gun to fire when pressed: to pull the trigger

triggerverb [T]

 us   /ˈtrɪɡ·ər/
  • trigger verb [T] (START)

to cause something to start: I triggered the smoke alarm when I burned the potatoes. Eating chocolate can trigger a migraine headache in some people.
(Definition of trigger from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"trigger" in British English

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triggernoun

uk   /ˈtrɪɡ.ər/  us   /ˈtrɪɡ.ɚ/

triggerverb [T]

uk   /ˈtrɪɡ.ər/  us   /ˈtrɪɡ.ɚ/
(Definition of trigger from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trigger" in Business English

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triggernoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈtrɪɡər/
an event, situation, etc. that causes the start of something, especially something bad: trigger for sth Inflation has been the trigger for nearly all post-war recessions.

triggerverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈtrɪɡər/
to cause something to happen, especially something bad: Central banks must raise interest rates without triggering a financial crisis for households with excessive debts.be triggered by sth The sell-off was triggered by a profits warning.
to make a piece of equipment, etc. start working: Any attempt to jack the car off the ground triggers the alarm automatically.
(Definition of trigger from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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