touch off

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Synonyms for touch off

put in motion or move to act

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They are trying to bring in the younger viewer or touch off adult-onset ADD.
Most important, he'll be filtering out any potentially dangerous germs which could touch off a bout of the dreaded "false hope.
If you use the same probe to touch off the same dimension on the same part from different distances, you'll get different readings.
senior corporate executives, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was not likely to touch off a mass migration of U.