trigger

trigger
I. trigger trig‧ger 1 [ˈtrɪgə ǁ -ər] also trigger off verb [transitive]
to make something start happening, especially a series of events:

• The move could trigger a rush by investors to buy annuities.

• a sales rush triggered by cuts in interest rates

  [m0] II. trigger trigger 2 noun
be the trigger ( for) to be the thing that quickly causes something to happen, especially a problem:

• A quick-fix solution could be a trigger for higher inflation.

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Ⅰ.
trigger UK US /ˈtrɪgər/ noun [C, usually singular]
an event, situation, etc. that causes the start of something, especially something bad: trigger for sth »

Inflation has been the trigger for nearly all post-war recessions.

Ⅱ.
trigger UK US /ˈtrɪgər/ verb [T]
to cause something to happen, especially something bad: »

Central banks must raise interest rates without triggering a financial crisis for households with excessive debts.

be triggered by sth »

The sell-off was triggered by a profits warning.

to make a piece of equipment, etc. start working: »

Any attempt to jack the car off the ground triggers the alarm automatically.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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