Meaning of TRIGGER in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈtrɪɡə ]

n. & v. --n. 1 a movable device for releasing a spring or catch and so setting off a mechanism (esp. that of a gun). 2 an event, occurrence, etc., that sets off a chain reaction. 1 (often foll. by off) set (an action or process) in motion; initiate, precipitate. 2 fire (a gun) by the use of a trigger. øquick on the trigger quick to respond. trigger fish any usu. tropical marine fish of the family Balistidae with a first dorsal fin-spine which can be depressed by pressing on the second. trigger-happy apt to shoot without or with slight provocation. øøtriggered adj. [17th-c. tricker f. Du. trekker f. trekken pull: cf. TREK]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.