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English definition of “touch”


noun     /tʌtʃ/
[C] a small addition or detail which makes something better : Adding music to your presentation was a nice touch. I am just putting the finishing touches to my monthly report .
in touch communicating or continuing to communicate with someone by phone , email , etc.: get/keep/stay in touch (with sb) We need to get in touch with our suppliers right away. Let's keep in touch over the next few days while the installation is in progress . aware of what is happening : in touch with sth It's very important to stay in touch with the practices of other employers in the city .
(Definition of touch noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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