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1. touch  (noun) 
the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"

  Also known as: touching


  More Specific:
contact - the act of touching physically
tap / pat / dab - a light touch or stroke
hit / hitting / striking - the act of contacting one thing with another
dig / jab - the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
kiss - a light glancing touch
kiss / buss / osculation - the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
catch / grab / snatch / snap - the act of catching an object with the hands
handling / manipulation - the action of touching with the hands or the skillful use of the hands
fingering - touching something with the fingers
grope - the act of groping
palpation / tactual exploration - a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)
tickle / tickling / titillation - the act of tickling
stroke / stroking - a light touch with the hands
tag - (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)
lick / lap - touching with the tongue
grazing / shaving / skimming - the act of brushing against while passing


  More Generic:
    deed     feat     effort     exploit


2. touch  (noun) 
a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman''s touch"

  Also known as: signature


  More Specific:
common touch - the property of appealing to people in general (usually by appearing to have qualities in common with them)


  More Generic:
    manner     mode     style     way     fashion


3. touch  (noun) 
the feel of mechanical action; "this piano has a wonderful touch"



  More Generic:
    tactile property     feel


4. touch  (noun) 
deftness in handling matters; "he has a master''s touch"



  More Specific:
finishing touch / capstone / copestone - a final touch


  More Generic:
    adeptness     adroitness     deftness     facility     quickness


5. touch  (noun) 
the faculty of touch; "only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"



  Part Meronym:
    somesthesia     somesthesis     somaesthesia     somaesthesis     somatesthesia     somatatesthesis     somatosensory system     somatic sensory system     somatic sense


  More Generic:
    somatosense     exteroception


6. touch  (noun) 
the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"



  More Specific:
cutaneous sensation / haptic sensation / skin sensation - a sensation localized on the skin


  More Generic:
    perception


7. touch  (noun) 
a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"

  Also known as: trace, ghost


  More Generic:
    suggestion     proposition     proffer


8. touch  (noun) 
the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan); "he watched the beggar trying to make a touch"



  More Generic:
    solicitation


9. touch  (noun) 
a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"

  Also known as: contact


  More Generic:
    communication     communicating


10. touch  (noun) 
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"

  Also known as: touching


  More Specific:
brush / light touch - momentary contact
stroke - a light touch


  More Generic:
    contact     impinging     striking


11. touch  (noun) 
a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"

  Also known as: hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon


  More Specific:
snuff - a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time


  More Generic:
    small indefinite quantity     small indefinite amount


12. touch  (noun) 
a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"

  Also known as: spot


  More Generic:
    attack


13. touch  (verb) 
have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"

  Also known as: affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on


  More Specific:
strike a blow - affect adversely
repercuss - cause repercussions
tell on - produce an affect or strain on somebody
redound - have an effect for good or ill
stimulate / excite - act as a stimulant
process / treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
hydrolize / hydrolise - make a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis
tinge / color / colour / distort - affect as in thought or feeling
queer / expose / scupper / endanger / peril - put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
hit / strike - affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
subject - cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
trouble / put out / inconvenience / disoblige / discommode / incommode / bother - to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
influence / act upon / work - have and exert influence or effect
slam-dunk - make a forceful move against


  More Generic:
    change     alter     modify


14. touch  (verb) 
dye with a color

  Also known as: tint, tinct, bepaint, tinge


  More Specific:
henna - apply henna to one''s hair
tincture - stain or tint with a color


  More Generic:
    dye


15. touch  (verb) 
comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem"



  More Generic:
    understand


16. touch  (verb) 
make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"

  Also known as: allude, advert


  Entails:
    denote     refer

  More Generic:
    hint     suggest


  Verb Group:
    refer     pertain     relate     concern     come to     bear on     touch     touch on


17. touch  (verb) 
consume; "She didn''t touch her food all night"

  Also known as: partake


  More Specific:
receive - partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament


  More Generic:
    consume     ingest     take in     take     have


18. touch  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: adjoin, meet, contact


  More Specific:
cover / spread over - form a cover over
cling / cleave / adhere / stick / cohere - come or be in close contact with
rub / fray / fret / chafe / scratch - cause friction
attach - be attached
hug - fit closely or tightly
border / adjoin / edge / abut / march / butt / butt against / butt on - lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
surround / skirt / border - extend on all sides of simultaneously
lean on / rest on / lean against - rest on for support


  Verb Group:
    converge     meet


19. touch  (verb) 
make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"



  More Specific:
engage - get caught
touch - cause to be in brief contact with
toe - touch with the toe
pick up - take up by hand
strike / hit - produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically
finger / thumb - feel or handle with the fingers
feel - pass one''s hands over the sexual organs of
palpate / feel - examine (a body part) by palpation
handle / palm - touch, lift, or hold with the hands
caress - touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
hit / strike / impinge on / run into / collide with - hit against
brush - touch lightly and briefly
skim over / skim - move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
kiss / buss / osculate - touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone''s mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.
kiss - touch lightly or gently
mouth - touch with the mouth
press - exert pressure or force to or upon
tag - touch a player while he is holding the ball


  See Also:
    touch down


20. touch  (verb) 
cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to the horse''s flanks"



  More Generic:
    touch


21. touch  (verb) 
tamper with; "Don''t touch my CDs!"

  Also known as: disturb


  More Specific:
upset - disturb the balance or stability of
violate - destroy


  More Generic:
    change     alter     modify


22. touch  (verb) 
affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

  Also known as: stir


  More Specific:
get - evoke an emotional response


  More Generic:
    affect     impress     move     strike


  See Also:
    inflame     stir up     wake     ignite     heat     fire up


23. touch  (verb) 
perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"



  More Generic:
    perceive     comprehend


24. touch  (verb) 
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"



  More Generic:
    manage     deal     care     handle


25. touch  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: equal, rival, match


  More Generic:
    compete     vie     contend


  Verb Group:
    equal     match     equalize     equalise     equate


26. touch  (verb) 
have to do with or be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"



  More Specific:
focus on / center on / revolve around / revolve about / concentrate on / center - center upon
apply / hold / go for - be pertinent or relevant or applicable
involve / affect / regard - connect closely and often incriminatingly
matter to / interest - be of importance or consequence


  Verb Group:
    allude     touch     advert


27. touch  (verb) 
to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"

  Also known as: reach, extend to


  More Specific:
reach into - run into or up to


  More Generic:
    be


  See Also:
    extend     poke out     reach out     reach into


 

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