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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
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Preposition
Related to, or having to do with
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Adjacent to
Verb
To examine through the sense of touch
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“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
“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 to 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
“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)
“All Barry ever does is touch me for money whenever he's in trouble.”
Noun
A gentle or loving touch
Noun
(mass noun) The sense of touch
Noun
The state of physical touching
Conjunction
To the degree that
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