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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theytouch up
he/she/ittouches up
present participletouching up
past tensetouched up
past participletouched up
  1. to make a surface look better with small improvements

    Touch up the paint before you try and sell the house.

    software that lets you touch up your photos

    1. a.
      to make your makeup look better by adding a little more

      Ella was touching up her lipstick in the mirror.

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