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'touch' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'touch'
1. 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
2. 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
3. a suggestion of some quality
there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone
4. a distinguishing style
this room needs a woman's touch
5. the act of putting two things together with no space between them
at his touch the room filled with lights
6. a slight but appreciable addition
this dish could use a touch of garlic
7. a communicative interaction
he got in touch with his colleagues
8. a slight attack of illness
he has a touch of rheumatism
9. the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)
he watched the beggar trying to make a touch
10. the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
she likes the touch of silk on her skin
11. deftness in handling matters
he has a master's touch
12. the feel of mechanical action
this piano has a wonderful touch

'touch' - used as a verb
13. make physical contact with, come in contact with
Touch the stone for good luck
She never touched her husband
14. perceive via the tactile sense
Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her
15. affect emotionally
I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy
16. have to do with or be relevant to
17. be in direct physical contact with; make contact
The two buildings touch
Their hands touched
18. have an effect upon
19. 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
20. cause to be in brief contact with
He touched his toes to the horse's flanks
21. to extend as far as
Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall
22. be equal to in quality or ability
Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
23. tamper with
Don't touch my CDs!
24. make a more or less disguised reference to
25. comprehend
He could not touch the meaning of the poem
26. consume
She didn't touch her food all night
27. color lightly

derived forms
1. Touch / Plural
touches
2. Touch / Past
touched
3. Touch / Third Person
touches
4. Touch / Present Participle
touching
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