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Spanish translation of “touch”

touch

verb /tatʃ/
to be in, come into, or make, contact with something else
tocar(se)
Their shoulders touched He touched the water with his foot.
to feel (lightly) with the hand
rozar, tocar suavemente
He touched her cheek.
to affect the feelings of; to make (someone) feel pity, sympathy etc
afectar; conmover, llegar (sus palabras le llegaron muy dentro)
I was touched by her generosity.
to be concerned with; to have anything to do with
tocar; (I wouldn’t touch a job like that: no querría ver un trabajo así ni en pintura)
I wouldn’t touch a job like that.
touching adjective moving; causing emotion
conmovedor
a touching story.
touchingly adverb in a moving way, so as to cause emotion
de manera/forma conmovedora
Her face was touchingly childlike.
touchy adjective (comparative touchier, superlative touchiest) easily annoyed or offended You’re very touchy today She’s in rather a touchy mood. touchily adverb
con susceptibilidad
touchiness noun
susceptibilidad
touch screen noun (computing) a computer screen that responds to the user’s touch on its surface.
pantalla sensible al tacto
in touch (with) in communication (with)
en contacto (con)
I have kept in touch with my old schoolfriends.
lose touch (with) to stop communicating (with)
perder el contacto (con)
I used to see him quite often, but we have lost touch.
out of touch (with) not in communication (with).
desconectado
not sympathetic or understanding (towards)
fuera de onda, apartado
Older people sometimes seem out of touch with the modern world.
a touch noun a small quantity or degree
pizca, punto, toque
The soup needs a touch of salt a touch of imagination.
touch down phrasal verb (of aircraft) to land
aterrizar
The plane should touch down at 2 o’clock.
in rugby and American football, to put the ball on the ground behind the opposite team’s goal line ( noun touch-down).
poner/tocar en tierra
touch off phrasal verb to make (something) explode
hacer estallar, provocar, desencadenar
a spark touched off the gunpowder His remark touched off an argument.
touch up phrasal verb to improve eg paintwork, a photograph etc by small touches
retocar
The photograph had been touched up.
touch wood ( used as an interjection) to touch something made of wood superstitiously, in order to avoid bad luck
tocar madera
None of the children has ever had a serious illness, touch wood!
(Definition of touch from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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