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Adjective
Arousing feelings of sympathy or gratitude
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“This brought half the guests to tears - it was quite a touching scene.”
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Adjacent to, or having a common boundary or border
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Inclined to sob
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Having great impact or influence
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Remaining in the mind
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Connected
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Extending to a point
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Extending a part of the body
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Lambent or flickering
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Filled with intense emotion or passion
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Suggestive of sorrow or mourning
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Beautiful or delightful in a way that seems removed from everyday life
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(slang) Impressively bold or daring
Preposition
Related to, or having to do with
Preposition
Adjacent to
Verb
To examine through the sense of touch
“I allowed my hands to touch the plush silken sheets, admiring its softness.”
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(rare) Instigating the curiosity or attention of someone
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to have an affect or bearing on
“Does the international jurisprudence touch the problem that we are concerned with?”
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(touch on) Present participle for to make mention
“At some stage, we will need to touch on the topic of our current finances.”
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Present participle for 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) Present participle for 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) Present participle for 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) Present participle for to eat or drink
“Little Bobby refuses to touch his Brussels Sprouts.”
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Present participle for to tarnish with something undesirable
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“Trivial transgressions from his past cannot, and will not, touch his vast body of achievements to date.”
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(dated, slang) Present participle for to obtain money from, usually by borrowing (from a friend)
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“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) Present participle for to press down on
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Present participle for to overcome with glamor or showiness
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Present participle for to touch or come into contact with lightly and typically fleetingly
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Present participle for to search with one's hands and fingers
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Present participle for make or become more tender or loving
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Present participle for permeate or imbue slightly with a feeling or quality
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Present participle for to rouse or goad into action or feeling something
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Present participle for touch or fidget with something in a restless or nervous way
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Present participle for remove
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Present participle for light touch
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Present participle for cause mental or emotional discomfort to
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(wash over) Present participle for to fill or overcome (with an emotion)
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Present participle for to kiss someone or something
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Present participle for to cut or divide into parts
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Present participle for to suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
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Present participle for to be relevant or important to
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Present participle for to push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal
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Present participle for to tarnish with something undesirable
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Present participle for come close or be similar to something in quality, nature, or quantity
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Present participle for to control or influence (a person or course of action)
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Present participle for play over with fire
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Present participle for to rouse or goad into action or feeling something
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Present participle for cut outer covering off
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(conform to) Present participle for to be like or in accordance with
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(come to) Present participle for to arrive at a given place
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Present participle for to be very close to, physically or figuratively
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Present participle for to convince or manipulate
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Present participle for touch with tongue
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Present participle for to be consistent or in agreement with
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Present participle for be part of, be in proper place
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Present participle for to cause (someone) amusement or pleasure
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Present participle for to meet or come together at an agreed time and place
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Present participle for to create or form a layer over
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Present participle for to obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion
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Present participle for to allow to be used by someone temporarily, on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned
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Present participle for to give or add color to
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(amount to) Present participle for to add up to
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Present participle for deal or trade in something, typically illegal
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Present participle for to express or convey (an opinion or emotion)
Noun
(mass noun) The sense of touch
Noun
The state of physical touching
Noun
A gentle or loving touch
Conjunction
To the degree that
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