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Adjective: touching  tú-ching
  1. Arousing affect
    "his gratitude was simple and touching";
    - affecting, poignant
Noun: touching  tú-ching
  1. The event of something coming in contact with the body
    "he longed for the touching of her hand";
    - touch
  2. The act of putting two things together with no space between them
    "at his touching the room filled with lights";
    - touch
Verb: touch  túch
  1. Make physical contact with, come in contact with
    "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
  2. Perceive via the tactile sense
    "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"
  3. Affect emotionally
    "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy";
    - stir
  4. Be relevant to
    - refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch on, have to do with
  5. Be in direct physical contact with; make contact
    "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched";
    - adjoin, meet, contact
  6. Have an effect upon
    "Will the new rules touch on me?";
    - affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on
  7. Deal with; usually used with a form of negation
    "I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole"; "The local Mafia won't touch gambling"
  8. Cause to be in brief contact with
    "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"
  9. To extend as far as
    "The chair must not touch the wall";
    - reach, extend to
  10. Be equal to in quality or ability
    "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues";
    - equal, rival, match
  11. Tamper with
    "Don't touch my CDs!";
    - disturb
  12. Make a more or less disguised reference to
    - allude, advert [rare]
  13. Comprehend
    "He could not touch the meaning of the poem"
  14. Consume
    "She didn't touch her food all night";
    - partake
  15. Colour lightly
    "her greying hair was touched blond";
    - tint, tinct, tinge

Derived forms: touchings

See also: go, moving, touch down

Type of: act, affect, alter, be, care, change, color [US], color in [US], colorise [Brit], colorize [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], colour in [Brit, Cdn], colourise [Brit], colourize [Brit, Cdn], compete, comprehend, consume, contact, contend, deal, deed, handle, have, hint, human action, human activity, impinging, impress, ingest, manage, modify, move, perceive, strike, striking, suggest, take, take in, understand, vie

Encyclopedia: Touching

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