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touch

 (tŭch)
v. touched, touch·ing, touch·es
v.tr.
1. To cause or permit a part of the body, especially the hand or fingers, to come in contact with so as to feel: reached out and touched the smooth stone.
2.
a. To bring something into light contact with: touched the sore spot with a probe.
b. To bring (one thing) into light contact with something else: grounded the radio by touching a wire to it; touching fire to a fuse.
3. To press or push lightly; tap: touched a control to improve the TV picture; touched 19 on the phone to get room service.
4. To lay hands on in violence: I never touched him!
5. To eat or drink; taste: She didn't touch her food.
6. To disturb or move by handling: Just don't touch anything in my room!
7.
a. To meet without going beyond; adjoin: the ridge where his property touches mine.
b. Mathematics To be tangent to.
c. To come up to; reach: when the thermometer touches 90°.
d. To match in quality; equal: Rival artists can't touch her work at its best.
8. To deal with, especially in passing; treat briefly or allusively: some remarks touching recent events.
9. To be pertinent to; concern: environmental problems that touch us all.
10. To affect the emotions of; move to tender response: an appeal that touched us deeply.
11. To injure slightly: plants touched by frost.
12. To color slightly; tinge: a white petal touched with pink.
13.
a. To draw with light strokes.
b. To change or improve by adding fine lines or strokes.
14. To stamp (tested metal).
15. Slang To wheedle a loan or handout from: touched a friend for five dollars.
16.
a. Archaic To strike or pluck the keys or strings of (a musical instrument).
b. To play (a musical piece).
v.intr.
1. To touch someone or something.
2. To be or come into contact: Don't let the live wires touch.
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of touching.
b. A light push; a tap: an electric switch that requires just a touch.
c. Sports An instance of contacting or propelling the ball or puck: scored on the first touch.
2. The physiological sense by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body.
3. A sensation experienced in touching something with a characteristic texture: felt the touch of snowflakes on her face.
4. A discernible mark or effect left by contact with something.
5. A small change or addition, or the effect achieved by it: Candlelight provided just the right touch.
6. A suggestion, hint, or tinge: a touch of jealousy.
7. A mild attack: a touch of the flu.
8. A small amount; a dash: a touch of paprika.
9.
a. A manner or technique of striking the keys of a keyboard instrument: He played briskly with a light touch.
b. The resistance to pressure characteristic of the keys of a keyboard: an old piano with uneven touch.
10. An ability to propel a ball a desired distance; control or accuracy: a golfer with no touch around the green.
11. A facility; a knack: retained his touch as a carpenter in his retirement.
12. A characteristic way of doing things: recognized my friend's touch in the choice of the card.
13. The state of being in contact or communication: kept in touch with several classmates; out of touch with current trends.
14. An official stamp indicating the quality of a metal product.
15. Slang
a. The act of approaching someone for a loan or handout.
b. A prospect for a loan or handout: a generous person, a soft touch for beggars.
16. Sports
a. The area just outside the sidelines in soccer or just outside and including the sidelines in Rugby.
b. Touch football.
Phrasal Verbs:
touch down
To make contact with the ground; land: The spacecraft touched down on schedule.
touch off
1. To cause to explode; fire.
2. To initiate; trigger: disclosures that touched off a public uproar.
3. To describe or portray with deft precision.
touch on (or upon)
1. To deal with (a topic) in passing.
2. To pertain to; concern.
3. To approach being; verge on: enthusiasm that touched on frenzy.
touch out
Sports To win a swimming race just ahead of (a competitor) by touching the end of the pool first.
touch up
To improve by making minor corrections, changes, or additions.
Idioms:
in touch
1. Aware of the latest developments, as in current events or an area of interest.
2. Able to appreciate or understand the concerns or difficulties of others.
3. Able to be contacted, as by telephone or e-mail: I will be in touch by phone after I arrive at the hotel.
out of touch
1. Unaware of the latest developments, as in current events or an area of interest.
2. Unable to appreciate or understand the concerns or difficulties of others.
3. Unable to be contacted, as by telephone or e-mail: I will be out of touch during my flight to Los Angeles.
touch base/bases Informal
To renew a line of communication: "He went out of his way to touch base with a broad cross section of ... residents" (George B. Merry).

[Middle English touchen, from Old French touchier, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *toccāre.]

touch′a·ble adj.
touch′a·ble·ness n.
touch′er n.
Synonyms: touch, feel, finger, handle, paw
These verbs mean to bring the hands or fingers into contact with so as to give or receive a physical sensation: gently touched my hand; felt the runner's pulse; fingered the worry beads; handle a bolt of fabric; fans who pawed the celebrity's arm. See Also Synonyms at move.

touch

(tʌtʃ)
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.
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) rugby soccer the area outside the touchlines, beyond which the ball is out of play (esp in the phrase in touch)
16. (Historical Terms) archaic
a. an official stamp on metal indicating standard purity
b. the die stamp used to apply this mark. Now usually called: hallmark
17. (Fencing) a scoring hit in competitive fencing
18. (Metallurgy) an estimate of the amount of gold in an alloy as obtained by use of a touchstone
19. (Music, other) the technique of fingering a keyboard instrument
20. (Music, other) 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. (Music, other) 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. (Music, other) rare
a. to finger (the keys or strings of an instrument)
b. to play (a tune, piece of music, etc) in this way
44. touch base to make contact. See base126
[C13: from Old French tochier, from Vulgar Latin toccāre (unattested) to strike, ring (a bell), probably imitative of a tapping sound]
ˈtouchable adj
ˈtouchableness n
ˈtoucher n
ˈtouchless adj

touch

(tʌtʃ)

v.t.
1. to put the hand, finger, etc., on or into contact with (something) so as to feel it.
2. to bring (the hand, finger, etc., or something held) into contact with something: She touched a match to the papers.
3. to pat or tap as with the hand or an instrument.
4. to come into contact with.
5. (of a line or surface) to be tangent to.
6. to attain equality with; compare with (usu. with a negative): a style that can't touch that of Shakespeare.
7. to mark slightly with a brush, pencil, or a color.
8. to treat or affect in some way by contact.
9. to move to tenderness or sympathy.
10. to handle, use, or have to do with (usu. with a negative): She can't touch the money until she's 21.
11. to eat or drink; consume (usu. with a negative): He won't touch another drink.
12. to lay hands on, often in a violent manner.
13. to deal with or allude to in speech or writing.
14. to pertain or relate to.
15. to be a matter of importance to; affect.
16. Slang. to apply to for money, or succeed in getting money from: He touched me for a loan.
17. Archaic.
a. to strike the strings, keys, etc., of (a musical instrument) so as to cause it to sound.
b. to play or perform (an air, notes, etc.) on a musical instrument.
v.i.
18. to place the hand, finger, etc., on or in contact with something.
19. to come into or be in contact.
20. touch down, (of an aircraft or spacecraft) to land.
21. touch off,
a. to cause to ignite or explode.
b. to start or initiate.
22. touch on or upon, to mention (a subject) briefly or casually.
23. touch up,
a. to make minor changes or improvements in the appearance of.
b. to rouse by or as if by striking.
n.
24. the act of touching; state or fact of being touched.
25. that sense by which anything material is perceived by means of physical contact.
26. the quality of something touched that imparts a sensation; feel.
27. a coming into or being in contact.
28. ability, skill, or dexterity; knack: to lose one's touch.
29. (in fencing) the contact of the point of a foil or épée or the point or edge of the blade of a saber with a specified portion of the opponent's body, counting one point for the scorer.
30. relationship or close communication: Let's keep in touch.
31. a slight stroke or blow.
32. a slight attack, as of illness or disease.
33. a slight added action or effort in completing any piece of work: finishing touches.
34. manner of execution in artistic work.
35. the act or manner of touching or fingering a keyboard instrument.
36. the mode of action of the keys of an instrument, as of a piano or typewriter.
37. a slight amount of some quality, attribute, etc.
38. a slight quantity or degree: a touch of salt.
39. Slang.
a. the act of approaching someone for money as a gift or a loan.
b. the obtaining of money in this manner.
c. the money obtained.
d. a person considered from the standpoint of the relative ease with which he or she will lend money.
40.
a. the area outside the touchlines in soccer.
b. either of the touchlines or the area outside them in Rugby.
[1250–1300; Middle English to(u)chen < Old French tochier < Vulgar Latin *toccāre to knock, strike, touch, of expressive orig.]
touch′er, n.

Touch

See also perception.

an abnormal fear of touching or being touched. Also called thixophobia.
involuntary response or reaction to the touch of outside objects or bodies, as in motile cells. — thigmotaetic, adj.
haptophobia.

touch

affect
1. 'touch'

If you touch something, you gently put your fingers or hand on it.

The metal is so hot I can't touch it.
Madeleine stretched out her hand to touch his.

If you are touched by something, it makes you feel sad, sympathetic, or grateful.

I was touched that he should remember the party where he had kissed me for the first time.
I was touched by his thoughtfulness.
2. 'affect'

You do not use 'touch' to say that something changes or influences a person or thing. You do not say, for example, 'We wanted to know how these proposals would touch our town'. The word you use is affect.

...the ways in which computers can affect our lives.
The disease affected Jane's lungs.

touch


Past participle: touched
Gerund: touching

Imperative
touch
touch
Present
I touch
you touch
he/she/it touches
we touch
you touch
they touch
Preterite
I touched
you touched
he/she/it touched
we touched
you touched
they touched
Present Continuous
I am touching
you are touching
he/she/it is touching
we are touching
you are touching
they are touching
Present Perfect
I have touched
you have touched
he/she/it has touched
we have touched
you have touched
they have touched
Past Continuous
I was touching
you were touching
he/she/it was touching
we were touching
you were touching
they were touching
Past Perfect
I had touched
you had touched
he/she/it had touched
we had touched
you had touched
they had touched
Future
I will touch
you will touch
he/she/it will touch
we will touch
you will touch
they will touch
Future Perfect
I will have touched
you will have touched
he/she/it will have touched
we will have touched
you will have touched
they will have touched
Future Continuous
I will be touching
you will be touching
he/she/it will be touching
we will be touching
you will be touching
they will be touching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been touching
you have been touching
he/she/it has been touching
we have been touching
you have been touching
they have been touching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been touching
you will have been touching
he/she/it will have been touching
we will have been touching
you will have been touching
they will have been touching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been touching
you had been touching
he/she/it had been touching
we had been touching
you had been touching
they had been touching
Conditional
I would touch
you would touch
he/she/it would touch
we would touch
you would touch
they would touch
Past Conditional
I would have touched
you would have touched
he/she/it would have touched
we would have touched
you would have touched
they would have touched

touch

Area out of play beyond a touchline.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.touch - the event of something coming in contact with the bodytouch - the event of something coming in contact with the body; "he longed for the touch of her hand"; "the cooling touch of the night air"
impinging, striking, contact - the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
light touch, brush - momentary contact
stroke - a light touch
2.touch - the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)touch - the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands); "only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"
exteroception - sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
somatosense - any of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and pain
somatic sense, somatic sensory system, somatosensory system, somaesthesis, somataesthesis, somesthesis, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somesthesia - the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
3.touch - a suggestion of some qualitytouch - a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
proffer, proposition, suggestion - a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
4.touch - a distinguishing styletouch - a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman's touch"
fashion, manner, mode, style, way - how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
common touch - the property of appealing to people in general (usually by appearing to have qualities in common with them)
5.touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between themtouch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
physical contact, contact - the act of touching physically; "her fingers came in contact with the light switch"
dab, pat, tap - a light touch or stroke
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
jab, dig - the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"
kiss - a light glancing touch; "there was a brief kiss of their hands in passing"
buss, kiss, osculation - the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
snap, grab, snatch, catch - the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"
handling, manipulation - the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means
fingering - touching something with the fingers
grope - the act of groping; and instance of groping
palpation, tactual exploration - a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)
tickling, tickle, titillation - the act of tickling
stroking, stroke - a light touch with the hands
tag - (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)
lick, lap - touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet"
grazing, shaving, skimming - the act of brushing against while passing
6.touch - a slight but appreciable amounttouch - a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
snuff - a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time
7.touch - a communicative interactiontouch - a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
8.touch - a slight attack of illnesstouch - a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
9.touch - the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)touch - the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan); "he watched the beggar trying to make a touch"
solicitation - an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status; "a solicitation to the king for relief"
10.touch - the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skintouch - the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"
perception - the process of perceiving
creepiness - an uneasy sensation as of insects creeping on your skin
cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation - a sensation localized on the skin
11.touch - deftness in handling matterstouch - deftness in handling matters; "he has a master's touch"
adeptness, adroitness, deftness, quickness, facility - skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was famous for his facility as an archer"
capstone, copestone, finishing touch - a final touch; a crowning achievement; a culmination
12.touch - the feel of mechanical actiontouch - the feel of mechanical action; "this piano has a wonderful touch"
tactile property, feel - a property perceived by touch
Verb1.touch - make physical contact with, come in contact withtouch - make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
engage - get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged"
touch - cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"
toe - touch with the toe
pick up - take up by hand; "He picked up the book and started to read"
strike, hit - produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically; "The pianist strikes a middle C"; "strike `z' on the keyboard"; "her comments struck a sour note"
finger, thumb - feel or handle with the fingers; "finger the binding of the book"
feel - pass one's hands over the sexual organs of; "He felt the girl in the movie theater"
palpate, feel - examine (a body part) by palpation; "The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"; "The runner felt her pulse"
palm, handle - touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise"
stroke - touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"
collide with, impinge on, hit, run into, strike - hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
brush - touch lightly and briefly; "He brushed the wall lightly"
skim, skim over - move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
buss, kiss, snog, osculate - touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.; "The newly married couple kissed"; "She kissed her grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room"
kiss - touch lightly or gently; "the blossoms were kissed by the soft rain"
mouth - touch with the mouth
press - exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
tag - touch a player while he is holding the ball
touch down - come or bring (a plane) to a landing; "the plane touched down at noon"
2.touch - perceive via the tactile sensetouch - perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"
perceive, comprehend - to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
3.touch - affect emotionallytouch - affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
impress, strike, affect, move - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
get - evoke an emotional response; "Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time"
4.touch - be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
allude, advert, touch - make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
center, center on, concentrate on, focus on, revolve about, revolve around - center upon; "Her entire attention centered on her children"; "Our day revolved around our work"
go for, apply, hold - be pertinent or relevant or applicable; "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone"
involve, regard, affect - connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business"
matter to, interest - be of importance or consequence; "This matters to me!"
5.touch - be in direct physical contact withtouch - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
spread over, cover - form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
cling, cohere, adhere, cleave, stick - come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
scratch, fray, rub, chafe, fret - cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
attach - be attached; be in contact with
hug - fit closely or tightly; "The dress hugged her hips"
butt, butt against, butt on, abut, adjoin, edge, border, march - lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
border, environ, surround, skirt, ring - extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
lean against, lean on, rest on - rest on for support; "you can lean on me if you get tired"
converge, meet - be adjacent or come together; "The lines converge at this point"
6.touch - have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
strike a blow - affect adversely; "The court ruling struck a blow at the old segregation laws"
repercuss - cause repercussions; have an unwanted effect
tell on - produce an effect or strain on somebody; "Each step told on his tired legs"
redound - have an effect for good or ill; "Her efforts will redound to the general good"
stimulate, excite - act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
hydrolise, hydrolize - make a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis
tinge, color, colour, distort - affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life"
endanger, peril, queer, scupper, expose - put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
hit, strike - affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; "We were hit by really bad weather"; "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"; "The earthquake struck at midnight"
subject - cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to; "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"
discommode, disoblige, incommode, inconvenience, put out, trouble, bother - to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."
act upon, influence, work - have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
slam-dunk - make a forceful move against; "the electronic travel market is slam-dunking traditional travel agencies"
7.touch - deal withtouch - deal with; usually used with a form of negation; "I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole"; "The local Mafia won't touch gambling"
handle, manage, care, deal - be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
8.touch - cause to be in brief contact withtouch - cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"
touch - make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
9.touch - to extend as far astouch - to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
reach into - run into or up to
10.touch - be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"
equalise, equalize, equate, equal, match - make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
compete, vie, contend - compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
11.touch - tamper withtouch - tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!"  
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
upset - disturb the balance or stability of; "The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries"
violate - destroy; "Don't violate my garden"; "violate my privacy"
12.touch - make a more or less disguised reference totouch - make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
hint, suggest - drop a hint; intimate by a hint
concern, have to do with, pertain, bear on, come to, touch on, refer, relate, touch - be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
13.touch - comprehendtouch - comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem"
understand - know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
14.touch - consumetouch - consume; "She didn't touch her food all night"
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
receive - partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
15.touch - color lightlytouch - color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"
henna - apply henna to one's hair; "She hennas her hair every month"
color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colour - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
tincture - stain or tint with a color; "The leaves were tinctured with a bright red"
complexion - give a certain color to; "The setting sun complexioned the hills"

touch

verb
1. feel, handle, finger, stroke, brush, make contact with, graze, caress, fondle, lay a finger on, palpate Her tiny hand gently touched my face.
2. come into contact, meet, contact, border, brush, come together, graze, adjoin, converge, be in contact, abut, impinge upon Their knees were touching.
3. handle, use, move, hold, pick up, disturb, interfere with, tamper with, toy with, fiddle with, meddle with, lay a hand on, lay a finger on, play about or around with Don't touch any of my things!
4. tap, hit, strike, push, pat As the aeroplane came down, the wing touched a pile of rubble.
5. deal with, do, handle, take care of, see to, attend to When he began restoring the house, nothing had been touched for 40 years.
6. affect, mark, involve, strike, get to (informal), influence, inspire, impress, get through to, have an effect on, make an impression on a guilt that in some way touches everyone
7. consume, take, drink, eat, partake of He doesn't drink much, and he never touches drugs.
8. move, upset, stir, disturb, melt, soften, tug at someone's heartstrings (often facetious), leave an impression on It has touched me deeply to see how these people live.
9. match, rival, equal, compare with, parallel, come up to, come near, be on a par with, be a match for, hold a candle to (informal), be in the same league as No one can touch these girls for professionalism.
10. (Informal) ask, approach, beg, borrow from Now is the time to touch him for a loan.
11. get involved in, use, deal with, handle, have to do with, utilize, be a party to, concern yourself with Some sports wouldn't touch tobacco advertising.
12. reach, hit (informal), come to, rise to, arrive at, attain, get up to The winds had touched storm-force the day before.
noun
1. contact, push, stroke, brush, press, tap, poke, nudge, prod, caress, fondling Even a light touch on the face can trigger this pain.
2. feeling, feel, handling, physical contact, palpation, tactility Our sense of touch is programmed to diminish with age.
3. detail, feature, addition, accessory, nicety Small touches to a room like flowers can give it vitality.
4. bit, spot, trace, drop, taste, suggestion, hint, dash, suspicion, pinch, smack, small amount, tinge, whiff, jot, speck, smattering, intimation, tincture She thought she might have a touch of flu.
5. style, approach, method, technique, way, manner, characteristic, trademark, handiwork The striker was unable to find his scoring touch.
6. awareness, understanding, acquaintance, familiarity They've lost touch with what is happening in the country.
7. communication, contact, association, connection, correspondence In my job one tends to lose touch with friends.
8. skill, ability, flair, art, facility, command, craft, mastery, knack, artistry, virtuosity, deftness, adroitness You don't want to lose your touch. You should get some practice.
9. influence, hand, effect, management, direction This place is crying out for a woman's touch.
touch and go risky, close, near, dangerous, critical, tricky, sticky (informal), hazardous, hairy (slang), precarious, perilous, nerve-racking, parlous It was touch and go whether we'd go bankrupt.
touch down land, arrive, come down, put down, alight, come to rest, come down to earth, come in to land, make a landing Spacecraft Columbia touched down yesterday.
touch on or upon something refer to, cover, raise, deal with, mention, bring in, speak of, hint at, allude to, broach, make allusions to The film touches on these issues, but only superficially.
touch someone up fondle, grope (informal), molest, feel up, goose (informal), paw (informal), maul (informal), cop a feel (U.S. informal) They surrounded me and started touching me up.
touch something off
1. trigger (off), start, begin, cause, provoke, set off, initiate, arouse, give rise to, ignite, stir up, instigate, spark off, set in motion, foment The massacre touched off a new round of violence.
2. ignite, light, fire, set off, detonate, put a match to set enormous fuel fires raging, or touch off explosions
touch something up
1. enhance, revamp, renovate, patch up, brush up, gloss over, polish up, retouch, airbrush, titivate, give a face-lift to He got up regularly to touch up the painting.
2. improve, perfect, round off, enhance, dress up, finish off, embellish, put the finishing touches to Use these tips to touch up your image.
Related words
adjectives haptic, tactile, tactual
fear haptophobia

touch

verb
1. To bring the hands or fingers, for example, into contact with so as to give or receive a physical sensation:
2. To bring into or make contact with:
3. To be contiguous or next to:
4. To be equal or alike:
Informal: stack up.
5. To call or direct attention to something.On or upon:
6. To evoke a usually strong mental or emotional response from:
phrasal verb
touch down
To come to rest on the ground:
phrasal verb
touch off
1. To release or cause to release energy suddenly and violently, especially with a loud noise:
phrasal verb
touch up
To improve by making minor changes or additions:
noun
1. An act of touching:
2. A coming together so as to be touching:
3. The faculty or ability to perceive tactile stimulation:
4. A particular sensation conveyed by means of physical contact:
6. A situation allowing exchange of ideas or messages:
Translations
حاسَّة اللمْسخَط التَّماس في مَلْعَب الكُرَهلَمْسَهمَهارَه، أسْلوبيُثير المَشاعِر
hmatdotknout sedotykdotýkat semít něco společného
røreberørebevægeevnefølesans
tuŝi
koskeakoskettaakosketusyhteyskontakti
diratidodirivatidodirnutitaknuti
érintérintéspartvonaltapintáshozzányúl
hæfileiki, handbragîkoma nálægtsnertasnerta tilfinningalegasnerta, koma viî
タッチ感触接触接触する触れる
닿다만지다
bendraujantisbraižasįmušti įvartįjautrusis ekranaslabai jautriai
aizkustinātaizskartapdarebūt saskarsmēīpatnība
atingeemoţiona
autdotykmať čo spoločnéosobitný štýl
dotakniti sedotikdotikati seostati v stikuotip
känslakontaktröravidröra
แตะ สัมผัสสัมผัส
chạm phảichạm vào

touch

[tʌtʃ]
A. N
1. (= sense, feel) → tacto m
sense of touchsentido m del tacto, tacto m
2. (= pressure) he felt the touch of a hand on his shouldersintió el tacto or el roce de una mano en su hombro
the merest touch might break itel más mínimo roce podría romperlo
at the touch of a buttoncon sólo dar a un botón
it's soft to the touches blando al tacto
she responded to his touchreaccionaba a sus caricias
to be an easy or a soft touchser fácil de convencer
3. (= technique, manner)
to have the common touchsaber tratar or sintonizar con el pueblo
to have a light touch [pianist] → tocar con delicadeza or suavidad
you need a light touch to make good pastrynecesitas manos de seda para conseguir una buena masa
to lose one's touchperder facultades
he had lost his scoring touchhabía perdido habilidad or eficacia de cara al gol
the director handles these scenes with a sure touchel director trata estas escenas con mucha seguridad or gran pericia
see also common
4. (= stamp, mark) → toque m
the final touch, the finishing touchel último toque, el toque final
to put the finishing touches to sthdar los últimos toques or los toques finales a algo
it has a touch of geniustiene un toque de genialidad
the human touchel calor humano
the personal touchel toque personal
the house needs a woman's touchla casa necesita un toque femenino
5. (= detail) → detalle m
that was a nice toucheso fue un bonito detalle
6. (= small quantity)
6.1. a touch of [of milk, water] → un chorrito de; [of salt, pepper] → una pizca de; [of irony, sarcasm] → un toque or un dejo de
to have a touch of fluestar algo griposo
there was a touch of frost this morninghabía algo de or un poco de escarcha esta mañana
it needs a touch of paintle hace falta un poquito de pintura
he got a touch of the sunle dio el sol un poquito
6.2. (with adjective, adverb) it's a touch (too) expensivees algo or un poquito caro
move it just a touch to the leftmuévelo un poquito a or hacia la izquierda
7. (= contact)
to be in touch (with sb)estar en contacto (con algn)
we are still in touchtodavía estamos en contacto
I'll be in touch (writing) → te escribiré; (phoning) → te llamaré
to get in touch (with sb)ponerse en contacto (con algn)
get in touch with your emotionsconecte con sus emociones
to keep in touch (with sb)mantener el contacto (con algn)
well, keep in touch!¡bueno, no pierdas contacto!, ¡bueno, no dejes de llamar o escribir!
to lose touch (with sth/sb)perder el contacto (con algo/algn)
I lost touch with her after she moved to Londonperdí el contacto con ella después de que se mudara a Londres
the party has lost touch with the votersel partido está desconectado de los votantes
to be out of touchno estar al corriente
the Prime Minister was completely out of touchel Primer Ministro no estaba al corriente de nada
I'm out of touch with the latest political developmentsno estoy al corriente de los últimos acontecimientos políticos
to put sb in touch with sbponer a algn en contacto con algn
8. (Rugby) to kick the ball into touchponer el balón fuera de juego
he had a foot in touchtenía un pie fuera del terreno de juego or más allá de la línea de banda
B. VT
1. (with hand) → tocar
she touched his armle tocó el brazo
they can't touch you (fig) → no te pueden hacer nada
to touch one's toestocarse los dedos de los pies
touch wood!¡toca madera!
see also raw A3
2. (= come into contact with) → tocar; (= brush against) → rozar
I just touched the car in frontno hice más que rozar el coche que tenía delante
I can touch the bottom (in swimming pool) → puedo tocar el fondo; (in sea) → hago pie
my feet haven't touched the ground since I started this jobdesde que empecé en este trabajo no he parado
see also barge D
see also base A4
3. (= harm, disturb) → tocar
don't touch anything!¡no toques nada!
I never touched him!¡ni le toqué!
if you touch him I'll kill you!¡como le pongas la mano encima or si le tocas te mato!
4. (= try) [+ food, drink] → probar
I never touch ginno pruebo la ginebra
you haven't touched your dinnerno has probado bocado, no has tocado la cena
I haven't touched a typewriter in ageshace siglos que no toco una máquina de escribir
5. (= affect) → afectar
it touches all our livesnos afecta a todos
6. (= move) her faith touched mesu fe me conmovió or me llegó al alma
she was touched by his giftel regalo la emocionó mucho
7. (= compare with) → igualar
no artist in the country can touch himno hay artista en todo el país que (se) le iguale
nobody can touch him as a pianistcomo pianista es inigualable
8. (esp Brit) (= reach) he was touching 290mphalcanzaba las 290 millas por hora
his hair touches his shoulderstiene una melena que le llega por los hombros
9. (Brit)
to touch sb for moneydar un sablazo a algn, pedir dinero prestado a algn
10.
to be touched with sth: clouds touched with pinknubes con un toque rosa
his hair was touched with greytenía algunas canas en el pelo
C. VI
1. (with hand) don't touch! (to child) → ¡no se toca!
"please do not touch"se ruega no tocar
2. (= come into contact) [hands] → encontrarse; [lips] → rozarse; [wires] → hacer contacto
our hands touchednuestras manos se encontraron
D. CPD touch judge N (Rugby) → juez mf de línea, juez mf de banda
touch at VI + PREPtocar en, hacer escala en
touch down
A. VI + ADV
1. (Aer, Space) (on land) → aterrizar; (on sea) → amerizar; (on water) → acuatizar; (on moon) → alunizar
see also touchdown
2. (Rugby) → marcar un ensayo (American Ftbl) (= score) → hacer un touchdown; (behind one's own goal line) → poner balón en tierra
see also touchdown
B. VT + ADV (Rugby) he touched the ball down (= scored a try) → marcó un ensayo; (behind his own goal line) → puso el balón en tierra
touch off VT + ADV [+ argument, violence, riot, fire] → provocar; [+ explosive] → hacer estallar
touch on touch upon VI + PREP [+ subject] [speaker, film, book] → tocar; [+ fact] [speaker] → mencionar (de pasada)
touch up VT + ADV
1. (= improve) [+ photograph, painting, make-up] → retocar
2. (sexually) → meter mano a, sobar

touch

[ˈtʌtʃ]
n
(= sense) → toucher m
the sense of touch → le sens du toucher
by touch → au toucher
to the touch → au toucher
(= contact) → contact m
a gentle touch on the hand → une petite caresse sur la main
at the touch of a button → sur simple pression d'un bouton
(= style of doing sth) → touche f
a woman's touch → une touche féminine
the personal touch → la touche personnelle
(= detail) → touche f
to be a nice touch → apporter une touche délicate
to put the finishing touches to sth → mettre la dernière main à qch
(= small amount) [magic, gaiety] → touche f; [cream, wine] → goutte f
"Do you want cream?" "Just a touch." → Vous voulez de la crème? "juste une goutte".
a touch of sth [cream, wine] → une goutte de qch; [frost] → un peu de qch; [magic, gaiety] → une touche de qch
She thought she had a touch of flu
BUT Elle se sentait légèrement grippée.
(= contact) in touch with sb → en contact avec qn
to get in touch with sb → prendre contact avec qn
to keep in touch with sb → rester en contact avec qn
keep in touch! → donne-moi de tes nouvelles!
I'll be in touch → je vous contacterai
to put sb in touch with sb → mettre qn en rapport avec qn
to lose touch [friends] → se perdre de vue
to lose touch with sb → perdre qn de vue
to be in touch with sth (= aware of events) → être au contact de qch
services that keep the unemployed in touch with the labour market → des services qui maintiennent les chômeurs au contact du marché du travail
to be out of touch (with events)être largué(e)
vt
(with hand)toucher
Don't touch me! → Ne me touchez pas!
She touched his hand reassuringly → Elle lui toucha la main afin de le rassurer.
(= make physical contact with) → toucher
Her feet touched the floor → Ses pieds touchaient le sol.
They stood close enough to touch elbows → Ils se tenaient assez près l'un de l'autre pour que leurs coudes se touchent.
A cyclist crashed when he touched wheels with another rider → Un cycliste a chuté lorsque sa roue a touché celle d'un autre coureur.
(= tamper with) → toucher à
Don't touch that! → Ne touche pas à ça!
(= have dealings with) → toucher à
I never touch drugs → Je ne touche jamais aux drogues.
(= move emotionally) → toucher
I was very touched by his thoughtfulness → J'ai été très touché par sa sollicitude.
vi
(= make contact) [hands, lips, shoulders] → se toucher
Their knees were touching → Leurs genoux se touchaient.
touch down
vi [plane, spacecraft] → atterrir
touch on
vt [+ topic] → effleurer
touch up
vt [+ paint] → retouchertouch-and-go [ˌtʌtʃənˈgəʊ] n
it is touch and go → c'est tangent
it's touch-and-go with him → il est entre la vie et la mort
touch and go whether
It's touch and go whether we'll make it in time → On ne sait pas si on arrivera à temps, c'est tangent.
It was touch and go whether we'd succeed → Notre réussite ne tenait qu'à un fil.
It was touch and go whether we'd go bankrupt at one point → À un moment, nous étions à deux doigts du dépôt de bilan.

touch

n
(= sense of touch)(Tast)gefühl nt; to be cold/soft to the touchsich kalt/weich anfühlen
(= act of touching)Berühren nt, → Berührung f; (of pianist, typist, piano, typewriter)Anschlag m; she thrilled to his touches durchzuckte sie, als er sie berührte; it opens at a touches öffnet sich auf Fingerdruck; at the touch of a buttonauf Knopfdruck; the wheel responds to the slightest touchdas Lenkrad reagiert sofort or reagiert auf jede Bewegung; braille is read by touchBlindenschrift wird durch Abtasten gelesen
(= skill)Hand f; (= style)Stil m; the touch of a masterdie Hand eines Meisters; it has the touch of genius/the professional touches hat etwas Geniales/Professionelles or einen genialen/professionellen Anstrich; he’s losing his toucher wird langsam alt; to have the right touch with somebody/somethingmit jdm/etw umgehen können; a personal toucheine persönliche Note
(= stroke, Art) → Strich m; (fig)Einfall m; a book with humorous touchesein stellenweise humorvolles Buch; a nice toucheine hübsche Note; (gesture) → eine nette Geste; to put the final or finishing touches to somethingletzte Hand an etw (acc)legen, einer Sache (dat)den letzten Schliff geben; the house lacks a woman’s touches fehlt eine Frau im Haus
(= small quantity)Spur f; (esp of irony, sadness etc)Anflug m; a touch of flueine leichte Grippe; a touch of feverleichtes Fieber; a touch of springein Hauch m(von) Frühling; he gave the horse a touch of the whiper ließ das Pferd die Peitsche fühlen or spüren; it is a touch expensive (esp Brit) → es ist eine Spur zu teuer ? sun
(= communication) to be in (constant) touch with somebodymit jdm in (ständiger) Verbindung stehen; they were in touch with us yesterdaysie haben sich gestern mit uns in Verbindung gesetzt; to be/keep in touch with (political) developments(politisch) auf dem Laufenden sein/bleiben; I’ll be in touch!ich lasse von mir hören!, ich melde mich!; keep in touch!lass wieder einmal von dir hören!; to be out of touch with somebodykeine Verbindung mehr zu jdm haben; to be completely out of touch (with something) (→ in Bezug auf etw acc) → überhaupt nicht auf dem Laufenden sein; you can get in touch with me at this numberSie können mich unter dieser Nummer erreichen; you ought to get in touch with the policeSie sollten sich mit der Polizei in Verbindung setzen; to lose touch (with somebody)den Kontakt (zu jdm) verlieren; to lose touch (with something) (→ in Bezug auf etw acc) → nicht mehr auf dem Laufenden sein; a husband and wife who have lost touch with each otherein Ehepaar, das sich fremd geworden ist or sich entfremdet hat; I’ll put you in touch with Mr Brownich werde Sie mit Herrn Brown in Verbindung bringen
(Ftbl) → Aus nt; (Rugby) → Aus nt, → Mark f; in touchim Aus/in der Mark; to kick for touch (Rugby) → ins Aus or in die Mark schlagen; to kick somebody/something into touch (Brit fig) → etw zurückstellen, etw auf Eis legen
(inf) to make a touchGeld schnorren (inf); he’s usually good for a touchihn kann man normalerweise gut anpumpen (inf)or anzapfen (inf); to be an easy or soft touchleicht anzupumpen (inf)or anzuzapfen (inf)sein
vt
(= be in or make contact with)berühren; (= get hold of)anfassen; (= press lightly) piano keysanschlagen, leicht drücken; (= strike lightly) harp stringsstreichen über (+acc); (= brush against)streifen; she was so happy, her feet hardly touched the ground (fig)sie war so glücklich, dass sie in den Wolken schwebte; to touch glassesanstoßen; don’t touch that!fass das nicht an!; he touched his hat to meer tippte (zum Gruß) an den Hut; the speedometer needle touched 100die Tachonadel ging auf 100; I was touching 100 most of the wayich fuhr fast immer 100; once I touched 100einmal habe ich 100 geschafft
(= lay hands on)anrühren, anfassen; the police/tax authorities can’t touch medie Polizei/das Finanzamt kann mir nichts anhaben; the paintings weren’t touched by the firedie Gemälde blieben vom Feuer verschont
food, drinkanrühren; capitalherankommen an (+acc) (inf); (= use)antasten; I haven’t touched the piano for monthsich habe seit Monaten nicht mehr Klavier gespielt
(= equal)herankommen an (+acc), → erreichen; there’s nothing to touch hot lemon for a coldbei einer Erkältung geht nichts über heiße Zitrone
(= deal with) problem etcanrühren; everything he touches turns to goldihm gelingt einfach alles; I wouldn’t touch those sharesich würde meine Finger von den Aktien lassen; an ordinary detergent won’t touch dirt like thatein normales Reinigungsmittel wird mit diesem Schmutz nicht fertig; I asked them not to touch my deskich bat darum, nicht an meinen Schreibtisch zu gehen
(= concern)berühren, betreffen
(= move emotionally)rühren, bewegen; (= affect)berühren; (= wound) pridetreffen; deeply touchedtief gerührt or bewegt; to touch somebody’s heartjds Herz (an)rühren
(Brit inf) to touch somebody for a loanjdn um einen Kredit angehen; he touched me for £10er hat mich um £ 10 angepumpt (inf)
his hair was touched with greysein Haar war von Grau durchzogen
vi (= come into contact)sich berühren; (estates etc: = be adjacent also) → aneinanderstoßen, aneinandergrenzen; don’t touch!Finger weg!; “please do not touch„bitte nicht berühren

touch

:
touch judge
n (Rugby) → Seitenrichter(in) m(f)
touchline
n (esp Brit Sport) → Seitenlinie f, → Auslinie f
touchpaper
nZündpapier nt; to light the (blue) touch (fig)für helle Aufregung sorgen
touchscreen
n (Comput) → Touchscreen m, → Berührungsbildschirm m
touch-sensitive
adjberührungsempfindlich; touch screenTouchsccreen m; touch switchKontaktschalter m
touchstone
n (fig)Prüfstein m
touch system
n (Typing) → Zehnfingersystem nt
touch-tone
adj telephoneTonwahl-
touch-type
touch-typing
touch-up paint
nTupflack m

touch

[tʌtʃ]
1. n
a. (sense) → tatto; (act of touching) → contatto
rough to the touch → ruvido/a al tatto
by touch → al tatto
at the slightest touch → al minimo contatto
the touch of her hand → il tocco della sua mano
a pianist with a delicate touch → un pianista dal tocco raffinato
the personal touch → una nota personale
it has a touch of genius → è quasi geniale
to lose one's touch (fig) → perdere la mano (with people) → perdere il proprio fascino
to put the finishing touches to sth → dare gli ultimi ritocchi a qc
b. (small amount, of milk) → goccio; (of colour, paint) → tocco; (of frost) → leggero strato
a touch of irony → una punta or pizzico d'ironia
to have a touch of flu → avere una leggera influenza
c. (contact) → contatto
to be in touch with sb → essere in contatto con qn
to get in touch with sb → mettersi in contatto con qn
I'll be in touch → mi farò sentire
you can get in touch with me here → mi puoi rintracciare qui
to keep in touch with sb → mantenere i rapporti con qn
to lose touch (friends) → perdersi di vista
to lose touch with sb → perdere di vista qn
to be out of touch with events → essere tagliato/a fuori
d. (Brit) (Ftbl, Rugby) the ball is in touchla palla è fuori gioco
2. vt
a. (gen) → toccare; (brush lightly) (fig) (topic, problem) → sfiorare
she touched his arm → gli ha toccato il braccio
his hair touches his shoulders → i capelli gli sfiorano le spalle
touch wood! → tocchiamo ferro!
to touch sb for £5 (fam) → chiedere 5 sterline in prestito a qn
b. (neg phrases) I never touch ginnon tocco mai il gin
you haven't touched your cheese → non hai neppure toccato il formaggio
if you admit nothing, they can't touch you (fig) → se non confessi non ti possono toccare
c. (move) → commuovere; (affect) → riguardare
I am touched by your offer → la tua offerta mi commuove
she was touched by his gift → fu commossa dal suo regalo
it touches all our lives → riguarda tutti noi, ci tocca tutti
d. (compare) → uguagliare
nobody can touch them for quality → per quanto riguarda la qualità non li batte nessuno
no artist in the country can touch him → non c'è artista nel paese che lo possa uguagliare
3. vi (hands) → toccarsi; (property, gardens) → confinare
our hands touched → le nostre mani si sono sfiorate
"do not touch" → "non toccare"
touch down
1. vt + adv (Rugby) (score) to touch the ball downsegnare una meta
2. vi + adv
a. (on land) → atterrare; (on sea) → ammarare; (on moon) → allunare
b. (Rugby) (score) → segnare una meta
touch off vt + adv (argument, riot) → provocare
touch on vi + prep (topic, subject) → sfiorare, accennare a
touch up vt + adv
a. (improve) → ritoccare
b. (fam) (sexually) → mettere le mani addosso a

touch

(tatʃ) verb
1. to be in, come into, or make, contact with something else. Their shoulders touched; He touched the water with his foot.
2. to feel (lightly) with the hand. He touched her cheek.
3. to affect the feelings of; to make (someone) feel pity, sympathy etc. I was touched by her generosity.
4. to be concerned with; to have anything to do with. I wouldn't touch a job like that.
noun
1. an act or sensation of touching. I felt a touch on my shoulder.
2. (often with the) one of the five senses, the sense by which we feel things. the sense of touch; The stone felt cold to the touch.
3. a mark or stroke etc to improve the appearance of something. The painting still needs a few finishing touches.
4. skill or style. He hasn't lost his touch as a writer.
5. (in football) the ground outside the edges of the pitch (which are marked out with ˈtouchlines). He kicked the ball into touch.
ˈtouching adjective
moving; causing emotion. a touching story.
ˈtouchingly adverb
in a moving way, so as to cause emotion. Her face was touchingly childlike.
ˈtouchy adjective
easily annoyed or offended. You're very touchy today; in rather a touchy mood.
ˈtouchily adverb
ˈtouchiness noun
ˈtouch screen noun
a computer screen that responds to the user's touch on its surface.
in touch (with)
in communication (with). I have kept in touch with my school-friends.
lose touch (with)
to stop communicating (with). I used to see him quite often but we have lost touch.
out of touch (with)
1. not in communication (with).
2. not sympathetic or understanding (towards). Older people sometimes seem out of touch with the modern world.
a touch
a small quantity or degree. The soup needs a touch of salt; a touch of imagination.
touch down
1. (of aircraft) to land. The plane should touch down at 2 o'clock.
2. in rugby and American football, to put the ball on the ground behind the opposite team's goal line (noun ˈtouch-down).
touch off
to make (something) explode. a spark touched off the gunpowder; His remark touched off an argument.
touch up
to improve eg paintwork, a photograph etc by small touches. The photograph had been touched up.
touch wood
(used as an interjection) to touch something made of wood superstitiously, in order to avoid bad luck. None of the children has ever had a serious illness, touch wood!

touch

يَلْمُسُ, يَلْمِسُ dotknout se, dotýkat se røre berühren αγγίζω tocar koskea, koskettaa se toucher, toucher dodirivati, dodirnuti toccare 接触する, 触れる 닿다, 만지다 aanraken berøre dotknąć tocar касаться, трогать vidröra แตะ สัมผัส, สัมผัส dokunmak, temas etmek chạm phải, chạm vào 接触, 触摸

touch

1. n. sentido del tacto, percepción a través de la piel o de las membranas mucosas;
2. [act of touching] toque;
v. tocar, palpar.

touch

n (sense) tacto; therapeutic — toque terapéutico; vt tocar
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So you must try to be contented with making your name boyish, and playing brother to us girls," said Beth, stroking the rough head with a hand that all the dish washing and dusting in the world could not make ungentle in its touch.
My mother loved my brother much more than she did me, although he never said a kind word to either of us and always raved up and down threatening us if we dared so much as touch the money that sometimes lay on the table three days.
While the train flashed through never-ending miles of ripe wheat, by country towns and bright-flowered pastures and oak groves wilting in the sun, we sat in the observation car, where the woodwork was hot to the touch and red dust lay deep over everything.
The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.
He not only mentioned the fate of him who, hanging between heaven and earth, had presented such a spectacle of horror to the whole band, but he acted anew the terrors of his situation, his resolution and his death, on the branches of a sapling; and, finally, he rapidly recounted the manner in which each of their friends had fallen, never failing to touch upon their courage, and their most acknowledged virtues.
Else it may be their miserable fortune, as it was Roger Chillingworth's, when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities, to be reproached even for the calm content, the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality.
I plainly see my miserable office, --to obey, rebelling; and worse yet, to hate with touch of pity
Go on, Beauty," said my master, and he gave me a touch with the whip, but I dare not stir; he gave me a sharp cut; I jumped, but I dare not go forward.
You see, he was billed for the king's-evil -- to touch for it, I mean -- and it wouldn't be right to disappoint the house and it wouldn't make a delay worth considering, any- way, it was only a one-night stand.
I have had the happiness, Doctor Manette, of being so intimate here," so he at length began, "for some year and a half, that I hope the topic on which I am about to touch may not--"
But I couldn't resist asking him, out of sheer waggery, whether he didn't think a touch of powder, and even, very judiciously applied, a touch of rouge, was an improvement to woman.
Have you noticed THAT THEY WON'T LET ANY ONE TOUCH THEM?