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touch

  

      n  
1    the sense by which the texture and other qualities of objects can be experienced when they come in contact with a part of the body surface, esp. the tips of the fingers  
   Related adjs       haptic       tactile       tactual  
2    the quality of an object as perceived by this sense; feel; feeling  
3    the act or an instance of something coming into contact with the body  
4    a gentle push, tap, or caress  
5    a small amount; hint  
a touch of sarcasm     
6    a noticeable effect; influence  
the house needed a woman's touch     
7    any slight stroke or mark  
with a touch of his brush he captured the scene     
8    characteristic manner or style  
the artist had a distinctive touch     
9    a detail of some work, esp. a literary or artistic work  
she added a few finishing touches to the book     
10    a slight attack, as of a disease  
a touch of bronchitis     
11    a specific ability or facility  
the champion appeared to have lost his touch     
12    the state of being aware of a situation or in contact with someone  
to get in touch with someone     
13    the state of being in physical contact  
14    a trial or test (esp. in the phrase put to the touch)  
15      (Rugby, soccer, etc.)   the area outside the touchlines, beyond which the ball is out of play (esp. in the phrase in touch)  
16    Archaic  
a    an official stamp on metal indicating standard purity  
b    the die stamp used to apply this mark,   (Now usually called)    hallmark  
17    a scoring hit in competitive fencing  
18    an estimate of the amount of gold in an alloy as obtained by use of a touchstone  
19    the technique of fingering a keyboard instrument  
20    the quality of the action of a keyboard instrument with regard to the relative ease with which the keys may be depressed  
this piano has a nice touch     
21      (Bell-ringing)   any series of changes where the permutations are fewer in number than for a peal  
22    Slang  
a    the act of asking for money as a loan or gift, often by devious means  
b    the money received in this way  
c    a person asked for money in this way  
he was an easy touch     
      vb  
23    tr   to cause or permit a part of the body to come into contact with  
24    tr   to tap, feel, or strike, esp. with the hand  
don't touch the cake!     
25    to come or cause (something) to come into contact with (something else)  
their hands touched briefly, he touched the match to the fuse     
26    intr   to be in contact  
27    tr; usually used with a negative   to take hold of (a person or thing), esp. in violence  
don't touch the baby!     
28    to be adjacent to (each other)  
the two properties touch     
29    tr   to move or disturb by handling  
someone's touched my desk     
30    tr   to have an effect on  
the war scarcely touched our town     
31    tr   to produce an emotional response in  
his sad story touched her     
32    tr   to affect; concern  
33    tr; usually used with a negative   to partake of, eat, or drink  
34    tr; usually used with a negative   to handle or deal with  
I wouldn't touch that business     
35    when intr, often foll by: on   to allude (to) briefly or in passing  
the speech touched on several subjects     
36    tr   to tinge or tint slightly  
brown hair touched with gold     
37    tr   to spoil or injure slightly  
blackfly touched the flowers     
38    tr   to mark, as with a brush or pen  
39    tr   to compare to in quality or attainment; equal or match  
there's no-one to touch him     
40    tr   to reach or attain  
he touched the high point in his career     
41    intr   to dock or stop briefly  
the ship touches at Tenerife     
42    tr  
Slang   to ask for a loan or gift of money from  
43    Rare  
a    to finger (the keys or strings of an instrument)  
b    to play (a tune, piece of music, etc.) in this way,   (See also)        touchdown       touch off       touch up  
     (C13: from Old French tochier, from Vulgar Latin toccare (unattested) to strike, ring (a bell), probably imitative of a tapping sound)  
  touchable      adj  
  touchableness      n  
  toucher      n  
  touchless      adj  


soft touch  
      n  
Informal   a person easily persuaded or imposed on, esp. to lend money  
touch and go  
      adj   touch-and-go when prenominal   risky or critical  
a touch-and-go situation     
touch football  
      n   an informal version of American football chiefly characterized by players being touched rather than tackled  
touch-in goal  
      n     (Rugby)   the area at each end of a pitch between the goal line and the dead-ball line  
touch judge  
      n   one of the two linesmen in rugby  
touch-me-not  
      n   any of several balsaminaceous plants of the genus Impatiens, esp. I. noli-me-tangere, having yellow spurred flowers and seed pods that burst open at a touch when ripe,   (Also called)    noli-me-tangere  
touch off  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to cause to explode, as by touching with a match  
2    to cause (a disturbance, violence, etc.) to begin  
the marchers' action touched off riots     
touch system  
      n   a typing system in which the fingers are trained to find the correct keys, permitting the typist to read and type copy without looking at the keyboard  
touch-tone  
      adj   of or relating to a telephone dialling system in which each of the buttons pressed generates a tone of a different pitch, which is transmitted to the exchange  
touch-type  
      vb   intr   to type without having to look at the keys of the typewriter  
  touch-typist      n  
touch up  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to put extra or finishing touches to  
2    to enhance, renovate, or falsify by putting extra touches to  
to touch up a photograph     
3    to stimulate or rouse as by a tap or light blow  
4      (Brit)  
slang   to touch or caress (someone), esp. to arouse sexual feelings  
      n  
  touch-up  
5    a renovation or retouching, as of a painting  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
lose contact
n.
tact fin
[Med.] Neurologie
exp.
¡no toques eso!
conj.
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.

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