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touch



I - noun
1. the event of something coming in contact with the body (Freq. 8)
- he longed for the touch of her hand
- the cooling touch of the night air
Syn:
touching
Derivationally related forms:
touch (for: touching)
Hypernyms:
contact, impinging, striking
Hyponyms:
brush, light touch, stroke
2. the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands) (Freq. 3)
- only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us
Syn:
sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality, cutaneous senses
Hypernyms:
somatosense, exteroception
Part Holonyms:
somesthesia, somesthesis, somaesthesia, somaesthesis, somatesthesia,
somataesthesis, somatosensory system, somatic sensory system, somatic sense
3. a suggestion of some quality (Freq. 2)
- there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone
- he detected a ghost of a smile on her face
Syn:
trace, ghost
Hypernyms:
suggestion, proposition, proffer
4. a distinguishing style (Freq. 2)
- this room needs a woman's touch
Syn:
signature
Hypernyms:
manner, mode, style, way, fashion
Hyponyms:
common touch
5. the act of putting two things together with no space between them (Freq. 2)
- at his touch the room filled with lights
Syn:
touching
Derivationally related forms:
touch (for: touching)
Hypernyms:
act, deed, human action, human activity
Hyponyms:
contact, physical contact, tap, pat, dab,
hit, hitting, striking, dig, jab, kiss,
buss, osculation, catch, grab, snatch, snap,
handling, manipulation, fingering, grope, palpation, tactual exploration,
tickle, tickling, titillation, stroke, stroking, tag,
lick, lap, grazing, shaving, skimming
6. a slight but appreciable amount (Freq. 1)
- this dish could use a touch of garlic
Syn:
hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot,
speck, soupcon
Hypernyms:
small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
Hyponyms:
snuff
7. a communicative interaction (Freq. 1)
- the pilot made contact with the base
- he got in touch with his colleagues
Syn:
contact
Hypernyms:
communication, communicating
8. the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
- she likes the touch of silk on her skin
- the surface had a greasy feeling
Syn:
touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, feeling
Derivationally related forms:
feel (for: feeling)
Hypernyms:
perception
Hyponyms:
creepiness, cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation
9. a slight attack of illness
- he has a touch of rheumatism
Syn:
spot
Hypernyms:
attack
10. the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)
- he watched the beggar trying to make a touch
Hypernyms:
solicitation
11. deftness in handling matters
- he has a master's touch
Hypernyms:
adeptness, adroitness, deftness, facility, quickness
Hyponyms:
finishing touch, capstone, copestone
12. the feel of mechanical action
- this piano has a wonderful touch
Hypernyms:
tactile property, feel

II - verb
1. make physical contact with, come in contact with (Freq. 33)
- Touch the stone for good luck
- She never touched her husband
See Also:
touch down
Derivationally related forms:
toucher, touching
Hyponyms:
engage, toe, pick up, strike, hit,
finger, thumb, feel, palpate, handle, palm,
stroke, impinge on, run into, collide with, brush, skim over,
skim, snog, kiss, buss, osculate, mouth,
press, tag
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody PP
- Somebody ----s something PP
2. perceive via the tactile sense (Freq. 5)
- Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her
Derivationally related forms:
touching
Hypernyms:
perceive, comprehend
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
3. affect emotionally (Freq. 4)
- A stirring movie
- I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy
Syn:
stir
See Also:
stir up (for: stir)
Derivationally related forms:
stir (for: stir), stirring (for: stir)
Hypernyms:
affect, impress, move, strike
Hyponyms:
get
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- The bad news will touch him
- The performance is likely to touch Sue
4. be relevant to (Freq. 3)
- There were lots of questions referring to her talk
- My remark pertained to your earlier comments
Syn:
refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to,
bear on, touch on, have-to doe with
Derivationally related forms:
pertinent (for: pertain), pertinency (for: pertain), pertinence (for: pertain), reference (for: refer)
Hyponyms:
focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on,
center, apply, hold, go for, involve, affect,
regard, matter to, interest
Verb Group:
allude, advert
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- Something is ----ing PP (for: relate)
- Something is ----ing PP (for: pertain)
- Something is ----ing PP (for: refer)
5. have an effect upon (Freq. 3)
- Will the new rules affect me?
Syn:
affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on
Derivationally related forms:
impact (for: impact)
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Hyponyms:
strike a blow, repercuss, tell on, redound, stimulate,
excite, process, treat, hydrolize, hydrolise, tinge,
color, colour, distort, queer, expose, scupper,
endanger, peril, hit, strike, subject, trouble,
put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother,
influence, act upon, work, slam-dunk
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
6. be in direct physical contact with;
make contact (Freq. 3)
- The two buildings touch
- Their hands touched
- The wire must not contact the metal cover
- The surfaces contact at this point
Syn:
adjoin, meet, contact
Derivationally related forms:
contact (for: contact), adjunctive (for: adjoin), adjunction (for: adjoin)
Hyponyms:
cover, spread over, cling, cleave, adhere,
stick, cohere, rub, fray, fret, chafe,
scratch, attach, hug, border, adjoin, edge,
abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on, surround,
environ, ring, skirt, lean on, rest on, lean against
Verb Group:
converge, meet
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s something
- Our properties touch at this point
- His fields touch mine at this point
7. deal with;
usually used with a form of negation (Freq. 2)
- I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole
- The local Mafia won't touch gambling
Hypernyms:
manage, deal, care, handle
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
8. cause to be in brief contact with (Freq. 2)
- He touched his toes to the horse's flanks
Derivationally related forms:
toucher
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
9. be equal to in quality or ability (Freq. 1)
- 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
Syn:
equal, rival, match
Derivationally related forms:
match (for: match), equal (for: equal)
Hypernyms:
compete, vie, contend
Verb Group:
equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
10. tamper with (Freq. 1)
- Don't touch my CDs!
Syn:
disturb
Derivationally related forms:
disturbance (for: disturb)
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Hyponyms:
upset, violate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
11. make a more or less disguised reference to (Freq. 1)
- He alluded to the problem but did not mention it
Syn:
allude, advert
Derivationally related forms:
allusive (for: allude), allusion (for: allude)
Hypernyms:
hint, suggest
Verb Group:
refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to,
bear on, touch on, have-to doe with
Entailment:
denote, refer
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
12. to extend as far as (Freq. 1)
- The sunlight reached the wall
- Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall
Syn:
reach, extend to
See Also:
reach out (for: reach), reach into (for: reach)
Derivationally related forms:
reach (for: reach)
Hypernyms:
be
Hyponyms:
reach into
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP
- Something ----s something
13. comprehend (Freq. 1)
- He could not touch the meaning of the poem
Hypernyms:
understand
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
14. color lightly
- her greying hair was tinged blond
- the leaves were tinged red in November
Syn:
tint, tinct, tinge
Derivationally related forms:
tinge (for: tinge), tincture (for: tinge), tinter (for: tint), tinting (for: tint), tint (for: tint)
Hypernyms:
color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize,
colour, color in, colour in
Hyponyms:
henna, tincture, complexion
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
15. consume
- She didn't touch her food all night
Syn:
partake
Hypernyms:
consume, ingest, take in, take, have
Hyponyms:
receive
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- They touch more bread

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