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English verb: touch off

1. touch off (creation) put in motion or move to act


SamplesTrigger a reaction.
Actuate the circuits.


Synonymsactivate, actuate, set off, spark, spark off, trigger, trigger off, trip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer


Causecome about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place









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