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countable usually singular
the action of putting your hand, finger, or another part of your body on something or someone
She felt a gentle touch on her shoulder.
He remembered the touch of her fingers on his face.
ability to feel things
the sense that you use to discover what something feels like, by putting your hand or fingers on it
sense of touch
Visually impaired people orient themselves by touch.
Bake the cake for 30 minutes until risen and firm
to the touch
in touch (with somebody)
talking or writing to someone
get in touch
start talking or writing to you
as soon as we know the results of the test.
Can I have your phone number in case I need to
get in touch with
be in touch
in touch with
are you talking to him regularly
in close touch
stay/keep in touch
keep writing or talking, even though you do not see each other often
Anyway, we must stay in touch.
I met him when I worked in Madrid, and I've kept in touch with him ever since.
lost touch with
stopped writing or talking to
Julie after we moved.
in touch with
a local photography club
give you their address or phone number so you can talk to them
be/keep/stay etc in touch (with something)
to have the latest information or knowledge about something
A regular newsletter keeps people in touch with local events.
The speech was good and you felt he was in touch with people's needs.
Rescuers were kept in touch through radio links.
A head-teacher needs to remain
in close touch with
teachers' everyday concerns.
be out of touch
lose touch (with something)
to not have the latest knowledge about a subject, situation, or the way people feel
be out of touch with
I'm out of touch with modern medicine.
The party cannot afford to lose touch with political reality.
to not know much about modern life
Judges are often accused of being out of touch.
get in touch with something
especially American English
to realize and understand something such as your feelings and attitudes
The first stage is to get in touch with your perceptions and accept responsibility for your relationships.
a small detail that improves or completes something
put the final/finishing touches to something
Emma was putting the finishing touches to the cake.
There was a vase of flowers in the room, which was
a nice touch
Brass pans added a decorative touch to the plain brick wall.
way of doing something
a particular way of doing something, or the ability to do it in a particular way
The room was decorated with a very artistic touch.
Our staff combine efficient service with a
they do things in a friendly way
was evident throughout the house.
confident way of doing things
and attention to detail are just as evident now.
Barbara has a
in the garden
she grows things very well
King obviously hasn't
lost his ability
- his latest book sold in the millions.
a touch of something
a small amount of something
Our furniture is guaranteed to add a touch of class to your bedroom.
Add a lace top for a touch of glamour.
'What?' asked Hazel, with a touch of irritation.
a touch disappointed/faster/impatient etc
slightly disappointed, faster etc
He sounded a touch upset when I spoke to him on the phone.
with/at the touch of a button/key
used to emphasize that something can be done very easily by pressing a button
This card allows you to access your money at the touch of a button.
You can get all the latest information with the touch of a button.
a soft/easy touch
if someone is a soft or an easy touch, you can easily persuade them to do what you want, especially give you money
way something feels
countable usually singular
the way that something feels and the effect it has on your skin
the warm touch of his lips
the area outside the lines that mark the playing area
The ball rolled into touch.
➔ common touch
; ➔ a/the human touch
; ➔ kick something into touch
; ➔ lose your touch
; ➔ magic touch
; ➔ a soft touch
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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