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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
IngleseItaliano
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.
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
IngleseItaliano
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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Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
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.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. È un tipo nervoso e permaloso, pronto a scattare per ogni minima cosa.
hair-trigger dal grilletto facile
quick on the draw,
quick on the trigger,
quick off the mark
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
figurative, informal (quick to act or react)dalle reazioni impulsive
  irruente, impulsivo agg
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 happy,
trigger-happy
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (quick to use firearm)dal grilletto facile, con il grilletto facile loc agg
  propenso alla violenza loc agg
  guerrafondaio agg
trigger happy,
trigger-happy
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal, figurative (quick to do something)avventato agg
  impulsivo agg
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-happy colui che ha il grilletto facile
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