trigger off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v trigger off put in motion or move to act "trigger a reaction","actuate the circuits"
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Usage

In literature:

The cowboys drew their revolvers, aimed them into the air, and fired them off as fast as they could pull their triggers.
"The Boy from the Ranch" by Frank V. Webster
He must have had a steady hand at a trigger who could have got a shot off half so fast.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6" by Charles H. Sylvester
I guess the heat here triggered off the summer change early.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
It will not be taken off while I can pull a trigger.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
He must have had a steady hand at a trigger who could have got a shot off half as fast.
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
Why must you pull the trigger if your revolver is to go off?
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
If we can find the trigger we will let it off, and that will quickly show our whereabouts.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Before the words were off his lips he pulled the trigger and shot Wylackie through the heart.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
So as not to risk wasting a shot, he took his finger off the trigger.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
If you were to press the trigger of this revolver to-morrow, it is just possible that it would not go off.
"General Bramble" by André Maurois
Now you've triggered off the whole Galactic Patrol.
"Noble Redman" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Then he took his finger off the trigger and listened.
"Tangle Hold" by F. L. Wallace
Then, as the truck went past, Rick triggered off a half-dozen shots, aiming high.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
There was a trigger and a cap to set this off, a string to lower the spar and another to pull the trigger.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
Then he, too, pulled off his trigger, and after the explosion there was a loud cry of dismay.
"A Bayard From Bengal" by Hurry Bungsho Jabberjee
It won't go off unless you hit the trigger by accident.
"Winona of the Camp Fire" by Margaret Widdemer
Indeed, my forefinger so trembled on the trigger that I wonder the pistol did not go off and settle our quarrel out of hand.
"The Courtship of Morrice Buckler" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
I was told to squeeze the trigger "like I would a lemon" and to let it go off without my knowing.
"Ladies in the Field"
Just keep your fingers off your triggers.
"Frank Merriwell's Backers" by Burt L. Standish
He was perhaps twenty yards off when I pulled the trigger.
"Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O." by J.G. Millais
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In poetry:

And you keep both eyes on his figure,
Old fellow, and don't take them off.
You've got the sawhandled hair trigger--
You sight him and shoot when I cough. LAURENCE (Aside)
"The Road to Avernus, Scene XI 'Ten Paces Off'" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

Decoding A Great Earth Die-Off : Was A Gamma-Ray Burst Really The Trigger.
Decoding A Great Earth Die-Off: Was A Gamma -Ray Burst Really The Trigger.
Decoding A Great Earth Die-Off: Was A Gamma-Ray Burst Really The Trigger.
Monster earthquakes like the 9.0-magnitude event that occurred off Japan on March 11 are unlikely to trigger a large quake in distant regions of the world, according to a study published on Sunday.
BIG SUR, Calif (AP) — Heavy rain triggered another mudslide on California's Pacific Coast Highway, cutting off road access to a roughly 50-mile stretch of the scenic Big Sur coastline, authorities said Monday.
Just last week, Shipstern Bluff — a notoriously shallow wave off the southern tip of Tasmania , Australia — produced some of the most spectacular rides of the year and triggered numerous entries into the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards.
A wildfire that broke out north of Los Angeles has triggered evacuations of campgrounds around an off-road recreation area.
Voters Approve Ballot Measure to Stave Off 'Trigger Cuts' at State Colleges.
Decoding A Great Earth Die-Off: Was A Gamma-Ray Burst Really The Trigger.
Houston seems stuck as a supporting player in the Galaxy's story, although the departures of Beckham and maybe Donovan will trigger big off-season changes in Los Angeles.
A strong earthquake struck Friday off the coast of northeastern Japan, triggering small tsunami waves in the same region hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami last year.
A powerful earthquake struck off the eastern coast of the Philippines Friday, triggering tsunami warnings all along the active Pacific "Ring of Fire".
The collapse of coalition talks on Wednesday triggered a sell-off in global financial markets.
While these items probably won't get you tossed off your flight, they could trigger unnecessary delays and hassle.
The criminal act triggered more violence and forced the game to be called off.
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In science:

The ratios between data energy distributions at different threshold levels have been used to determine the cut-off introduced by the trigger.
Measurement of neutron detection efficiency between 22 and 174 MeV using two different kinds of Pb-scintillating fiber sampling calorimeters
After a period tagn with active AGN heating, we turn off the AGN heating, but continue to monitor the AGN trigger criterion.
Could AGN Outbursts Transform Cool Core Clusters?
The first step of the off-line data analysis consists in the search for coincident triggers between several antennas.
The TIANSHAN Radio Experiment for Neutrino Detection
Since in SPIROC2b the triggers of all channels are connected with a logical OR, the preamplifiers of all channels that are not used are switched off.
Recent Advances of the Engineering Prototype of the CALICE Analog Hadron Calorimeter
CDF shows off 57 , among a number of interesting distributions, clear charm signals produced online on the basis of its new displaced vertex trigger. DØ touts 56 mass distributions obtained using its new tracking systems, silicon and scintillating fiber and, of course, its new solenoid.
XXXVIIi\'eme Rencontres de Moriond: Electroweak 2002 Conference Summary
We recall that in cosmic ray physics mini black hole events can be triggered by neutrinos scattering off nucleons in the atmosphere.
QCD Supersymmetry and Low Energy Gravity
Fig. 3. (color online) Away-side pro jections of a strip of width 0.7 radians for (left) d+Au and (right) 0-12% ZDC Triggered Au+Au. Off-diagonal pro jection (solid) is (∆φaT − ∆φbT )/2 and on-diagonal pro jection (open) is (∆φaT + ∆φbT )/2 − π .
Three Particle Correlations from STAR
For comparison, we perform another test with identical parameters but with K = 1 = const everywhere (black circles), and one more where we switch off the noise trigger (red triangles).
Conservative, special-relativistic smoothed particle hydrodynamics
The red triangles denote the results from the same scheme, but with the noise trigger switched off.
Conservative, special-relativistic smoothed particle hydrodynamics
Turning off the acoustic alarm after 30 seconds, as specified in requirement R2, is reflected in the time-triggered transition leading to the Flash sub-state of the Alarm state.
Towards Symbolic Model-Based Mutation Testing: Combining Reachability and Refinement Checking
This triggers non-trivial time-evolution from t > 0 due to Hf = Hf 0 + Vsg , where Hf 0 = Hi (K0 → α2 R dx cos(γ φ), and Λ = u/α is a K, u0 → u), Vsg = − gu short-distance cut-off.
Correlation functions after a quantum quench in a spin-chain in the pre-thermalized regime
The MAGIC telescope, using a novel trigger system detected sub-100 GeV pulsed emission from the Crab pulsar , favouring models with exponential or sub-exponential cut-offs (slot gap and outer gap models).
TeV Astronomy
The component due to hard muon bremsstrahlung can easily be eliminated with an appropriate trigger or off-line analysis.
Extremely high energy cosmic rays and the Auger Observatory
The above nomenclature is suited to handle the possibility of two or more templates triggering off simultaneously, say, on the data from detector 1.
Computational cost for detecting inspiraling binaries using a network of laser interferometric detectors
Simulated νe + ¯νe passing rates following a Waxman-Bahcall spectrum and off-time window passing rates for the triggered analysis.
Search for neutrino-induced cascades from gamma-ray bursts with AMANDA
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