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English definition of “touch”

touch

noun [C or U] (BALL CONTROL)    /tʌtʃ/
in sports such as football , a player's ability to control the ball and make it do what they want , or an occasion when a player controls the ball with their foot : Nicolas Anelka squandered the chance to score when his touch let him down in front of goal . Hazard took several touches before crossing .
(Definition of touch noun (BALL CONTROL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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