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  • n  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
  • n  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
  • n  a suggestion of some quality
    there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone
  • n  a distinguishing style
    this room needs a woman's touch
  • n  the act of putting two things together with no space between them
    at his touch the room filled with lights
  • n  a slight but appreciable amount
    this dish could use a touch of garlic
  • n  a communicative interaction
    he got in touch with his colleagues
  • n  a slight attack of illness
    he has a touch of rheumatism
  • n  the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)
    he watched the beggar trying to make a touch
  • n  the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
    she likes the touch of silk on her skin
  • n  deftness in handling matters
    he has a master's touch
  • n  the feel of mechanical action
    this piano has a wonderful touch
  • v  make physical contact with, come in contact with
    She never touched her husband
  • v  perceive via the tactile sense
    Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her
  • v  affect emotionally
    I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy
  • v  be relevant to
  • v  be in direct physical contact with; make contact
    The two buildings touch
    Their hands touched
  • v  have an effect upon
  • v  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
  • v  cause to be in brief contact with
    He touched his toes to the horse's flanks
  • v  to extend as far as
    Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall
  • v  be equal to in quality or ability
    Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
  • v  tamper with
    Don't touch my CDs!
  • v  make a more or less disguised reference to
  • v  comprehend
    He could not touch the meaning of the poem
  • v  consume
    She didn't touch her food all night
  • v  color lightly

  • New research shows that people who touch merchandise while shopping are willing to pay more to have it.
  • One must certainly touch the Queen if the monarch offers her hand (though you should return this not with a firm handshake but just a touch).
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News & Articles

  • Wade Finds Touch When Heat Needed It Most
    Finding touch when Heat needed it most, Wade rises to occasion in Game 4 of Finals        
    June 14, 2013 - ABC News
  • Kids Enjoy Eco Camp at Touch of Nature
    MAKANDA -- The Touch of Nature Center in Jackson County is putting on four weeks of Eco Camps to teach children about the environment. This week, the kids are learning how to survive in nature and live off the land.
    June 14, 2013 - WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
  • 3M Announces Gestureworks Multi-Touch Software Promotion
    3M Touch Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M Company, today announces that for a limited time 3M high-performance, multi-touch desktop displays will ship with a “no charge” coupon to redeem Gestureworks Core, a leading multi-touch authoring solution.
    June 12, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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