trigger

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trigger(
trih
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guhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (weaponry)
a. el gatillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
This old gun is lacking the trigger.A esta vieja pistola le falta el gatillo.
2. (mechanics)
a. el disparador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Be careful, the trigger is quite sensitive.Ten cuidado, el disparador es muy sensible.
3. (catalyst)
a. el detonante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
There was a question on the exam about the trigger for the First World War.En el examen hubo una pregunta sobre el detonante de la Primera Guerra Mundial.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to provoke)
a. provocar
We still don't know what triggered the fight.Aún no sabemos qué provocó la pelea.
b. desencadenar
The increase in taxi fares triggered lots of protests.La subida de los precios del taxi desencadenó muchas protestas.
c. hacer estallar
The explosives expert was able to trigger the bomb safely.El artificiero consiguió hacer estallar la bomba de forma segura.
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trigger
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of gun)
a. el gatillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (fig)
a. el factor desencadenante, detonante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of change, decision)
3. (colloquial)
a.
to be trigger happytener el gatillo demasiado ligero
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (reaction)
a. desencadenar
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trigger [ˈtrɪɡəʳ]
noun
[of gun] gatillo (m); [of bomb, machine] disparador (m)
to pull the trigger apretar el gatillo; disparar
transitive verb
(also trigger off) [+bomb] hacer estallar; [+fight, explosion] provocar; [+mechanism] hacer funcionar; poner en movimiento; [+chain of events] desencadenar;
modifier
trigger finger (n) índice (m) de la mano derecha (empleado para apretar el gatillo)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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