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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
trigger n (firearm)grilletto nm
 The policeman had his finger on the trigger of the gun.
 Il poliziotto aveva il dito sul grilletto della pistola.
trigger vtr (set in motion, provoke)scatenare vtr
 innescare vtr
 dare il via vi
 The assassination of the archduke triggered the war.
 L'assassinio dell'arciduca scatenò la guerra.
 
Additional Translations
trigger n (mechanism control)innesco nm
 detonatore nm
 The terrorists used a mobile phone as the trigger for the bomb.
 I terroristi hanno usato un cellulare come innesco per la bomba.
trigger n (provocation)causa scatenante nf
 The trigger for the war was the assassination of the archduke.
 La causa scatenante della guerra fu l'assassinio dell'arciduca.
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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
trigger [sth] v (prompt or cause [sth] to happen)scatenare, causare vtr
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
trigger | trigger sth |
hair trigger n (pressure-sensitive gun trigger) armi da fuocogrilletto sensibile nm
 Careful with that gun; it has a hair trigger and will go off at the slightest touch.
hair trigger adj figurative (reacting quickly to small provocations)nervoso, permaloso, irascibile agg
 My new manager is making my life a living hell with his hair trigger temper.
 E' un tipo nervoso e permaloso, pronto a scattare per ogni minima cosa.
hair-trigger dal grilletto facile
trigger finger n figurative, informal (index finger) figurato: rimproverare, accusarealzare il dito
 Whenever I hear some purist bad-mouthing American English, my trigger finger starts to itch!
trigger finger n (finger that pulls trigger of a gun)dito indice nm
trigger guard n (safety feature on a gun) armi da fuocosicura nf
trigger off vtr phrasal sep informal (prompt, provoke)scatenare, provocare, indurre vtr
trigger [sth] v (prompt or cause [sth] to happen)scatenare, causare vtr
trigger-happy colui che ha il grilletto facile
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