touch off

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Synonyms for touch off

put in motion or move to act

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"If there was a touch off the Bristol player, it wasn't much of one.
Gibraltar residents know that grocery bags can touch off a monkey stampede, and hotels post signs warning guests to keep their windows shut.
1983 A thrilling finish to the Prix du Moulin as Kingmambo, trained by FranCois Boutin for Stavros Niarchos and ridden by Cash Asmussen, gets back in front near the line to touch off Ski Paradise, with the Sussex Stakes winner Bigstone, who goes off as favourite, only just behind.
Before the six-furlong contest, the vibes were good for the Mick Channon-trained youngster, but his lack of experience soon showed as he struggled to keep in touch off a decent pace.
They are trying to bring in the younger viewer or touch off adult-onset ADD.