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synonyms for triggers

  • bring about
  • cause
  • generate
  • produce
  • prompt
  • provoke
  • set off
  • spark
  • start
  • activate
  • elicit
  • give rise to
  • set in motion
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antonyms for triggers

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  • destroy
  • end
  • halt
  • prevent
  • stop
  • block
  • check
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How to use triggers in a sentence

We stood with our guns to our shoulders, and our fingers on the triggers.
LEFT ON LABRADORCHARLES ASBURY STEPHENS
Both pistols had hair triggers, but Broderick's was more delicately set than Terry's, so much so that a jar might discharge it.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
He heard more shots fired, but evidently random triggers only had been pulled, as no bullet struck near him.
THE HOSTS OF THE AIRJOSEPH A. ALTSHELER
Both had wooden shoulder-stocks, and wooden fore-pieces; they had long tubes extending to the front, and triggers like blasters.
FLIGHT FROM TOMORROWHENRY BEAM PIPER
In an instant I had pulled both triggers, and both barrels had sent forth their united and deadly showers.
THE HUNTERS' FEASTMAYNE REID
They were fitted with hair triggers and friction primers, and thirty feet of lanyard attached to the triggers connected the keys.
A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE WORK OF MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY DURING THE WAR, 1861-1865RICHARD L. MAURY
We marked the animals we would fire at, and pulled triggers almost simultaneously.
THE BACKWOODSMANVARIOUS
The long triggers should have a short prong left or a nail driven in it to prevent the game from getting the bait off too easy.
DEADFALLS AND SNARESA. R. (ARTHUR ROBERT) HARDING
These illustrations will give a better idea of how the triggers are made to those who have never seen or used them.
DEADFALLS AND SNARESA. R. (ARTHUR ROBERT) HARDING
I now saw that these triggers were all right and on visiting my traps again set a few of them with these triggers.
DEADFALLS AND SNARESA. R. (ARTHUR ROBERT) HARDING
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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