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touch (n):
the act of putting two things together with no space between them
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at his touch the room filled with lights
Related Words: ing
touch (n):
a distinguishing style
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this room needs a woman's touch
touch (n):
the feel of mechanical action
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this piano has a wonderful touch
touch (n):
deftness in handling matters
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he has a master's touch
touch (n):
the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
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only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us
touch (n):
the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
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she likes the touch of silk on her skin.
the surface had a greasy feeling

Related Words: feeling
touch (n):
a suggestion of some quality
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there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone.
he detected a ghost of a smile on her face
touch (n):
the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)
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he watched the beggar trying to make a touch
touch (n):
a communicative interaction
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the pilot made contact with the base.
he got in touch with his colleagues
touch (n):
the event of something coming in contact with the body
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he longed for the touch of her hand.
the cooling touch of the night air

Related Words: ing
touch (n):
a slight but appreciable amount
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this dish could use a touch of garlic
touch (n):
a slight attack of illness
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he has a touch of rheumatism
touch (v):
have an effect upon
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Will the new rules affect me?
Related Word: impact
touch (v):
affect emotionally
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A stirring movie.
I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy

Related Word: stir
touch (v):
color lightly
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her greying hair was tinged blond.
the leaves were tinged red in November

Related Words: tingetint
touch (v):
comprehend
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He could not touch the meaning of the poem
touch (v):
make a more or less disguised reference to
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He alluded to the problem but did not mention it
Related Word: allude
touch (v):
consume
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She didn't touch her food all night
touch (v):
be in direct physical contact with; make contact
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The two buildings touch.
Their hands touched.
The wire must not contact the metal cover.
The surfaces contact at this point

Related Words: adjoincontact
touch (v):
make physical contact with, come in contact with
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Touch the stone for good luck.
She never touched her husband
touch (v):
cause to be in brief contact with
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He touched his toes to the horse's flanks
touch (v):
tamper with
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Don't touch my CDs!
Related Word: disturb
touch (v):
perceive via the tactile sense
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Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her
touch (v):
deal with; usually used with a form of negation
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I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole.
The local Mafia won't touch gambling
touch (v):
be equal to in quality or ability
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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

Related Words: equalmatch
touch (v):
be relevant to
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There were lots of questions referring to her talk.
My remark pertained to your earlier comments

Related Words: pertainrefer
touch (v):
to extend as far as
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The sunlight reached the wall.
Can he reach?
The chair must not touch the wall

Related Words: reach
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