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"
- touch sensation - tactual sensation - tactile sensation
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"
- sense of touch - skin senses - touch modality - cutaneous senses
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"
"her greying hair was tinged blond"
"the leaves were tinged red in November"
"She didn't touch her food all night"
"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"
"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"
- extend to
cause to be in brief contact with
"He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"
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?"
- bear upon - bear on - touch on
be in direct physical contact with
"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"
- come to - bear on - touch on - have to doe with
"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"