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