Definitions For Trigger


  • An act that sets in motion some course of events
  • Lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
  • A device that activates or releases or causes something to happen
  • A lever on a gun that you pull to fire the gun
  • Something that causes something else to happen


  • Release or pull the trigger on
  • Put in motion or move to act
  • To cause (something, such as an alarm) to start functioning
  • To cause (a bomb) to explode
  • To cause (something) to start or happen

Is Trigger a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Trigger is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 11 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Trigger in a Sentence

  • Smoke triggered the fire alarm.
  • The timer was set to trigger the bomb in exactly one hour.
  • His remarks triggered a public outcry.

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Antonyms for Trigger

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