US: /ˈtɹɪɡɝ/
UK: /tɹˈɪɡɐ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

trigger /'trigə/
  • danh từ
    • cò súng
      • to pull the trigger: bóp cò
    • nút bấm (máy ảnh...)
    • to be quick on the trigger
      • bóp cò nhanh
    • hành động nhanh; hiểu nhanh
    • ngoại động từ
      • ((thường) + off) gây ra, gây nên

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 the part of a gun that you press in order to fire it: to pull / squeeze the trigger + He kept his finger on the trigger.
    2 ~ (for sth)
    ~ (to sth / to do sth) something that is the cause of a particular reaction or development, especially a bad one: The trigger for the strike was the closure of yet another factory. + Intense sunlight may be a trigger to skin cancer.
    3 the part of a bomb that causes it to explode: nuclear triggers
    + verb [VN]
    1 ~ sth (off) to make sth happen suddenly: Nuts can trigger off a violent allergic reaction.
    2 to cause a device to start functioning: to trigger an alarm / a switch

    Collocation dictionary


    pull, squeeze | tighten on
    Her finger tightened on the trigger as she heard footsteps approaching.




    have your finger on the trigger
    (= to be ready to shoot)

    Concise English dictionary

    +lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
    +a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen
    +an act that sets in motion some course of events
    +put in motion or move to act
    +release or pull the trigger on