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  • the feel of mechanical action
    • this piano has a wonderful touch
  • deftness in handling matters
    • he has a master's touch
  • the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
    • she likes the touch of silk on her skin
    • the surface had a greasy feeling
  • the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)
    • he watched the beggar trying to make a touch
  • a slight attack of illness
    • he has a touch of rheumatism
  • a communicative interaction
    • the pilot made contact with the base
    • he got in touch with his colleagues
  • a slight but appreciable amount
    • this dish could use a touch of garlic
  • the act of putting two things together with no space between them
    • at his touch the room filled with lights
  • a distinguishing style
    • this room needs a woman's touch
  • a suggestion of some quality
    • there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone
    • he detected a ghost of a smile on her face
  • 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
  • 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
  • color lightly
    • her greying hair was tinged blond
    • the leaves were tinged red in November
  • consume
    • She didn't touch her food all night
  • comprehend
    • He could not touch the meaning of the poem
  • make a more or less disguised reference to
    • He alluded to the problem but did not mention it
  • tamper with
    • Don't touch my CDs!
  • 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
  • to extend as far as
    • The sunlight reached the wall
    • Can he reach? The chair must not touch the wall
  • cause to be in brief contact with
    • He touched his toes to the horse's flanks
  • 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
  • have an effect upon
    • Will the new rules affect me?
  • 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
  • be relevant to
    • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
    • My remark pertained to your earlier comments
  • affect emotionally
    • A stirring movie
    • I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy
  • perceive via the tactile sense
    • Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her
  • make physical contact with, come in contact with
    • Touch the stone for good luck
    • She never touched her husband
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