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English definition of “touch”


verb [T] (BE AS GOOD)    /tʌtʃ/
(usually used in negative sentences ) to have or reach the same standard (= level of quality ) as someone or something: Her novels can't touch (= are not as good as) those of her sister . There's no one to touch him as an illustrator of children's books .Worse and worst
(Definition of touch verb (BE AS GOOD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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