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English definition of “touch”

touch

noun     /tʌtʃ/
HAND [no plural] B2 the action of putting your hand on something: I felt the touch of his hand on my face .Touching and feelingShowing affection
ABILITY [U] B2 the ability to feel things by putting your hand on them: It was cold to the touch (= when I touched it).The senses in generalTouching and feelingShowing affection
DETAIL [C] a small detail that makes something better : Having flowers on the tables was a nice touch.Elaborating, specifying and simplifying
a touch a little: Add a little olive oil and a touch of vinegar .Small in number and quantity
be/get/keep, etc in touch B1 to communicate or continue to communicate with someone by telephoning , or writing to themCommunicating and keeping in touch
lose touch B2 to stop communicating with someone, usually because they do not live near you now: We've lost touch over the years .Communicating and keeping in touch
be out of touch to know little about what has recently happened Unaware
(Definition of touch noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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