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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
trigger nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (firearm)grilletto nm
 The policeman had his finger on the trigger of the gun.
 Il poliziotto aveva il dito sul grilletto della pistola.
trigger [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (set in motion, provoke)scatenare vtr
  innescare vtr
  dare il via a vtr
 The assassination of the archduke triggered the war.
 L'assassinio dell'arciduca scatenò la guerra.
 
Additional Translations
trigger nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (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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trigger [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (prompt or cause [sth] to happen)scatenare, causare vtr
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
trigger | trigger sth
hair trigger nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (pressure-sensitive gun trigger) (armi da fuoco)grilletto sensibile nm
 Careful with that gun; it has a hair trigger and will go off at the slightest touch.
hair-trigger adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (mechanism: easily activated) (meccanismo)sensibile agg
hair-trigger adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (easily provoked, reactive)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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (index finger) (figurato: rimproverare, accusare)alzare il dito contro qlcn vtr
 Whenever I hear someone bad-mouthing American English, my trigger finger starts to itch!
trigger finger nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (finger that pulls trigger of a gun)dito sul grilletto nm
trigger guard nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (safety feature on a gun) (armi da fuoco)paragrilletto nm
trigger [sth] off,
trigger off [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
informal (prompt, provoke)scatenare, provocare, indurre vtr
trigger [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (prompt or cause [sth] to happen)scatenare, causare vtr
trigger-happy colui che ha il grilletto facile
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