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Definition 1: the act of putting two things together with no space between them - [noun denoting act]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • at his touch the room filled with lights

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of touch ) touching with the tongue

"the dog's laps were warm and wet"

(... is a kind of touch ) (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)

(... is a kind of touch ) a light touch with the hands

(... is a kind of touch ) the act of tickling

(... is a kind of touch ) 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)

(... is a kind of touch ) the act of groping; and instance of groping

(... is a kind of touch ) touching something with the fingers

(... is a kind of touch ) the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means

(... is a kind of touch ) the act of catching an object with the hands

"Mays made the catch with his back to the plate" "he made a grab for the ball before it landed" "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away" "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"

(... is a kind of touch ) the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)

(... is a kind of touch ) a light glancing touch

"there was a brief kiss of their hands in passing"

(... is a kind of touch ) the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow

"she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"

(... is a kind of touch ) the act of contacting one thing with another

"repeated hitting raised a large bruise" "after three misses she finally got a hit"

(... is a kind of touch ) a light touch or stroke

(... is a kind of touch ) the act of touching physically

"her fingers came in contact with the light switch"

(... is a kind of touch ) the act of brushing against while passing

Definition 2: the feel of mechanical action - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this piano has a wonderful touch

(touch is a kind of ...) a property perceived by touch

Definition 3: a distinguishing style - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this room needs a woman's touch

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) how something is done or how it happens

"her dignified manner" "his rapid manner of talking" "their nomadic mode of existence" "in the characteristic New York style" "a lonely way of life" "in an abrasive fashion"

(... is a kind of touch ) the property of appealing to people in general (usually by appearing to have qualities in common with them)

Definition 4: the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body

(touch is a kind of ...) any of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and pain

(... is part of touch) the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs

Definition 5: the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she likes the touch of silk on her skin
  • the surface had a greasy feeling

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) the process of perceiving

(... is a kind of touch ) an uneasy sensation as of insects creeping on your skin

(... is a kind of touch ) a sensation localized on the skin

Definition 6: deftness in handling matters - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a master's touch

(touch is a kind of ...) skillful performance or ability without difficulty

"his quick adeptness was a product of good design" "he was famous for his facility as an archer"

(... is a kind of touch ) a final touch; a crowning achievement; a culmination

Definition 7: the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he watched the beggar trying to make a touch

(touch is a kind of ...) an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status

"a solicitation to the king for relief"

Definition 8: a suggestion of some quality - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone
  • he detected a ghost of a smile on her face

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

"it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"

Definition 9: a communicative interaction - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pilot made contact with the base
  • he got in touch with his colleagues

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

"they could not act without official communication from Moscow"

Definition 10: the event of something coming in contact with the body - [noun denoting event]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he longed for the touch of her hand
  • the cooling touch of the night air

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) the physical coming together of two or more things

"contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

(... is a kind of touch ) momentary contact

(... is a kind of touch ) a light touch

Definition 11: a slight but appreciable amount - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this dish could use a touch of garlic

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

(... is a kind of touch ) a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time

Definition 12: a slight attack of illness - [noun denoting state]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a touch of rheumatism

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition

"an attack of diarrhea"

Definition 13: have an effect upon - [verb of change]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Will the new rules affect me?

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of touch ) have and exert influence or effect

"The artist's work influenced the young painter" "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

(... is a kind of touch ) to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

"Sorry to trouble you, but..."

(... is a kind of touch ) cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to

"He subjected me to his awful poetry" "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills" "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"

(... is a kind of touch ) affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

"We were hit by really bad weather" "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager" "The earthquake struck at midnight"

(... is a kind of touch ) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

(... is a kind of touch ) affect as in thought or feeling

"My personal feelings color my judgment in this case" "The sadness tinged his life"

(... is a kind of touch ) make a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis

(... is a kind of touch ) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

"process cheese" "process hair" "treat the water so it can be drunk" "treat the lawn with chemicals" "treat an oil spill"

(... is a kind of touch ) act as a stimulant

"The book stimulated her imagination" "This play stimulates"

(... is a kind of touch ) have an effect for good or ill

"Her efforts will redound to the general good"

(... is a kind of touch ) produce an effect or strain on somebody

"Each step told on his tired legs"

(... is a kind of touch ) cause repercussions; have an unwanted effect

(... is a kind of touch ) affect adversely

"The court ruling struck a blow at the old segregation laws"

(... is a kind of touch ) make a forceful move against

"the electronic travel market is slam-dunking traditional travel agencies"

Definition 14: color lightly - [verb of change]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her greying hair was tinged blond
  • the leaves were tinged red in November

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) add color to

"The child colored the drawings" "Fall colored the trees" "colorize black and white film"

(... is a kind of touch ) apply henna to one's hair

"She hennas her hair every month"

(... is a kind of touch ) stain or tinge with a slight amount of a color

"The sky was tinctured red"

(... is a kind of touch ) give a certain color to

"The setting sun complexioned the hills"

Definition 15: comprehend - [verb of cognition]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He could not touch the meaning of the poem

(touch is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

Definition 16: make a more or less disguised reference to - [verb of communication]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He alluded to the problem but did not mention it

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) drop a hint; intimate by a hint

(touch implies ...) have as a meaning

"`multi-' denotes `many' "

(touch has a similar meaning as ...) be relevant to

"There were lots of questions referring to her talk" "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

Definition 17: consume - [verb of consumption]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She didn't touch her food all night

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) serve oneself to, or consume regularly

"Have another bowl of chicken soup!" "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

(... is a kind of touch ) partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament

Definition 18: make physical contact with, come in contact with - [verb of contact]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Touch the stone for good luck
  • She never touched her husband

(... is a kind of touch ) get caught

"make sure the gear is engaged"

(... is a kind of touch ) touch lightly and briefly

"He brushed the wall lightly"

(... is a kind of touch ) move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of

(... is a kind of touch ) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

(... is a kind of touch ) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

"The teacher struck the child" "the opponent refused to strike" "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

(... is a kind of touch ) touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.

"The newly married couple kissed" "She kissed her grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room"

(... is a kind of touch ) touch lightly or gently

"the blossoms were kissed by the soft rain"

(... is a kind of touch ) touch with the mouth

(... is a kind of touch ) exert pressure or force to or upon

"He pressed down on the boards" "press your thumb on this spot"

(... is a kind of touch ) hit against; come into sudden contact with

"The car hit a tree" "He struck the table with his elbow"

(... is a kind of touch ) touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions

"He stroked his long beard"

(... is a kind of touch ) cause to be in brief contact with

"He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"

(... is a kind of touch ) touch with the toe

(... is a kind of touch ) take up by hand

"He picked up the book and started to read"

(... is a kind of touch ) produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments

"The pianist strikes a middle C" "strike `z' on the keyboard"

(... is a kind of touch ) feel or handle with the fingers

"finger the binding of the book"

(... is a kind of touch ) pass one's hands over the sexual organs of

"He felt the girl in the movie theater"

(... is a kind of touch ) examine (a body part) by palpation

"The nurse palpated the patient's stomach" "The runner felt her pulse"

(... is a kind of touch ) touch, lift, or hold with the hands

"Don't handle the merchandise"

(... is a kind of touch ) touch a player while he is holding the ball

Definition 19: be in direct physical contact with; make contact - [verb of contact]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The two buildings touch
  • Their hands touched
  • The wire must not contact the metal cover
  • The surfaces contact at this point

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of touch ) form a cover over

"The grass covered the grave"

(... is a kind of touch ) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

"The dress clings to her body" "The label stuck to the box" "The sushi rice grains cohere"

(... is a kind of touch ) cause friction

"my sweater scratches"

(... is a kind of touch ) be attached; be in contact with

(... is a kind of touch ) fit closely or tightly

"The dress hugged her hips"

(... is a kind of touch ) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

"Canada adjoins the U.S." "England marches with Scotland"

(... is a kind of touch ) extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

"The forest surrounds my property"

(... is a kind of touch ) rest on for support

"you can lean on me if you get tired"

(touch has a similar meaning as ...) be adjacent or come together

"The lines converge at this point"

Definition 20: tamper with - [verb of contact]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't touch my CDs!

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of touch ) disturb the balance or stability of

"The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries"

(... is a kind of touch ) destroy

"Don't violate my garden" "violate my privacy"

Definition 21: cause to be in brief contact with - [verb of contact]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He touched his toes to the horse's flanks

(touch is a kind of ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

Definition 22: affect emotionally - [verb of emotion]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A stirring movie
  • I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

(... is a kind of touch ) evoke an emotional response

"Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time"

Definition 23: perceive via the tactile sense - [verb of perception]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her

(touch is a kind of ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole
  • The local Mafia won't touch gambling

(touch is a kind of ...) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

"I can deal with this crew of workers" "This blender can't handle nuts" "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

Definition 25: be relevant to - [verb of stative]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
  • My remark pertained to your earlier comments

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of touch ) center upon

"Her entire attention centered on her children" "Our day revolved around our work"

(... is a kind of touch ) be pertinent or relevant or applicable

"The same laws apply to you!" "This theory holds for all irrational numbers" "The same rules go for everyone"

(... is a kind of touch ) connect closely and often incriminatingly

"This new ruling affects your business"

(... is a kind of touch ) be of importance or consequence

"This matters to me!"

(touch has a similar meaning as ...) make a more or less disguised reference to

"He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"

Definition 26: to extend as far as - [verb of stative]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sunlight reached the wall
  • Can he reach?
  • The chair must not touch the wall

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

(... is a kind of touch ) run into or up to

Definition 27: be equal to in quality or ability - [verb of stative]

Samples where touch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for touch in the sense of this definition

(touch is a kind of ...) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

(touch has a similar meaning as ...) make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

"let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office" "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"

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