touch off

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Related to touch off: On a par, push through, give rise to, fall foul of
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There are a lot of other musicians more acclaimed than Chet, but when you can touch off sadness in someone, you're touching them in a very deep way.
hockey team was reunited to conclude the torch relay and touch off the Olympic caldron that will burn through Feb.
Crews used drip torches to touch off fires near 160th Street West and Lancaster Road while other firefighters stood near the fire lines as monitors.