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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytouch up
he/she/ittouches up
present participletouching up
past tensetouched up
past participletouched up
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    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 make-up look better by adding a little more
      Ella was touching up her lipstick in the mirror.
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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