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.
senior corporate executives, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was not likely to touch off a mass migration of U.
national security that could topple foreign governments, touch off ethnic wars and undo decades of work in building free-market democracies abroad.
Louis - appeared Sunday in San Diego at the world premiere of ``Stealth,'' a movie about a rogue drone that threatens to touch off a war after being struck by lightning.