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To come into general physical contact with
“I allowed my hands to touch the plush silken sheets, admiring its softness.”
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To come into sensuous, and potentially inappropriate, physical contact with
“He reached out to touch her hand from across the table as their eyes locked.”
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To be connected with
“In my dreams, I run hard, but my feet don't quite touch the ground, and so I don't actually move.”
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To have an emotional effect on
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“His kind words would touch me during my time of grieving.”
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To sadden or be saddened by
“Jonny Fairplay's heartbreaking story about the death of his grandmother would touch the other contestants on the island.”
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Be comparable to in quality or excellence
“Pete's skills were a class above the rest and for many years, no other player could touch him.”
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To have an affect or bearing on
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“Does the international jurisprudence touch the problem that we are concerned with?”
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(touch on) To make mention
“At some stage, we will need to touch on the topic of our current finances.”
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To rise to or attain a given level
“Our profits are growing and will soon touch a new record if trends continue at the current rate.”
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(usually in the negative) To attend to or deal with
“This is a highly sensitive matter that I would prefer not to touch for now.”
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(usually in the negative) To handle, especially in order to interfere with, alter, or otherwise affect
“Do not touch any of my personal belongings while you're here!”
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(usually in the negative) To eat or drink
“Little Bobby refuses to touch his Brussels Sprouts.”
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To affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable
“Trivial transgressions from his past cannot, and will not, touch his vast body of achievements to date.”
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(dated, slang) To obtain money from, usually by borrowing (from a friend)
“All Barry ever does is touch me for money whenever he's in trouble.”
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(of a button on a device or machine) To press down on
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Make or become more tender or loving
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Permeate or imbue slightly with a feeling or quality
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To rouse to strong feeling or action
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Touch or fidget with something in a restless or nervous way
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Remove
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Cause mental or emotional discomfort to
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(wash over) To fill or overcome (with an emotion)
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To divide by passing through or across
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Be contaminated by
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To affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable
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Come close or be similar to something in quality, nature, or quantity
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Play over with fire
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Cut outer covering off
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(conform to) To be like or in accordance with
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(come to) To arrive at a given place
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To be very close to, physically or figuratively
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To instigate the curiosity or attention of someone
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To be in agreement on every point
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Be part of, be in proper place
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To cause (someone) amusement or pleasure
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To come together into one body or place
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To lie over parts of one another
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To obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion
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To give to another for temporary use with the understanding that it or a like thing will be returned
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To give color or a different color to
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Deal or trade in something, typically illegal
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To express or convey (an opinion or emotion)
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Noun
An general act of touching someone or something
“Pip, for a moment, was overcome with emotion as he felt the touch of Joe's hand upon his shoulder.”
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A sensual, though potentially inappropriate, act of touching someone
“His touch was full of desire, yet wracked with apprehension.”
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The faculty of perception through physical contact, especially with the fingers
“The soft fabric is specifically designed to titillate the touch of those who appreciate the finer things in life.”
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A small amount of something
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“There was a touch of passive aggressiveness in his tone of voice which made me feel uncomfortable.”
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A small distinctive detail or feature
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“A subtle hint of cinnamon would a nice touch to what was already a superb dessert.”
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A particular manner or style of doing something
“The fabulous floral arrangements and alluring table settings have added a truly professional touch to the event.”
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A distinctive manner or method of dealing with something
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“With an artist's touch, she harnesses experimental visual effects to create the magic that suffuses her masterpieces.”
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The state of being in regular communication with
“Be sure to stay in touch while you're away on your holiday.”
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The state of physical touching
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A strike with a part of the body or an instrument
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Charactertistics of a surface
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The recurrent theft of small items of little value
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A shade or variety of a colour
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A sudden or brief manifestation or occurrence of something
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A loud ringing of a bell or bells
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A thing that is borrowed, especially a sum of money that is expected to be paid back with interest
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A physical trace of a bad or undesirable substance or quality
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(manufacturing) A set of procedures used to produce a product
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