Results for: touch
touch /tt/ v. -es 1 [T] to feel with the skin, esp. with the hand: The doctor touched the patients stomach to feel for problems. 2 [I;T] to make contact: The bookcase is touching the wall.||Two passengers touched as they entered the train. 3 [T] to evoke emotion, move s.o. to tears, laughter, sorrow, etc.: The sad music touched me and made me feel blue. 4 [T] to use, act on: to touch ones food, alcohol, etc. 5 [T] to match, compare with: Nothing touches our schools basketball team. 6 to touch base: to communicate informally with s.o., esp. about a project or concern of mutual interest: (on the telephone) Hi Ram?n, Im calling to touch base with you on the sales report due next week. 7 phrasal v. [I] to touch down: to land an aircraft: Our plane touched down at San Francisco airport in a smooth landing. 8 phrasal v. insep. [T] to touch on s.t.: to speak about briefly: In our discussion, we touched on the subject of price. 9 phrasal v. sep. [T] to touch s.t. off: a. to start, (syn.) to instigate: Food shortages touched off rioting. b. to start, (syn.) to initiate: A spark touched off an explosion of a gas leak. 10 phrasal v. sep. [T] to touch s.t. up: to make minor improvements: A worker touched up bare spots on the wall with paint.
n. -es 1 [U] skin sensation: The patient felt the touch of the doctors hand. 2 [C] physical contact: The touch of her hand calmed him down. 3 [C] a small amount: Put a touch of salt in the soup. 4 [C] skillfulness: That nurse has a good touch with inserting a needle. 5 in touch: communication between people: She stays in touch with her parents by telephoning them every week. 6 [C] the finishing touch: a detail, last preparation 7 infrml to be a soft touch: soft-hearted, responsive to the troubles of others, esp. in giving money: He is such a soft touch that he cannot pass a beggar on the street without giving some money. 8 to have the touch: to have finesse, skillfulness: She has the touch for making money.||He has the touch for making good bread.
Thesaurus: touch v.1 to feel | finger 2 to come in contact with s.o. or s.t. | meet, join | abut frml. 3 to affect, move, stir (the emotions) 5 to equal, rival.