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noun touch pronunciation in British English /tʌtʃ/ 
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singulartouch
pluraltouches
  1. 1
    [countable] [usually singular] the action of putting your hand or part of your body on someone or something

    The touch of his hand sent a thrill through her body.

    She felt the touch of his lips on her back.

  2. 2
    [singular] a very small amount of a substance

    'Do you want milk in your coffee?' 'Just a touch, please.'

    touch of:

    Add a touch of vinegar.

    1. a.

      a touch

      slightly

      The curtains are a touch on the long side.

      Things will be a touch easier next month.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the sense that tells you what something feels like, through your skin or when you put your fingers on it

    Children's imaginations can be stimulated through sight, touch, and smell.

  4. 4
    [countable] a small feature that improves something

    The flowers in the room were a nice touch.

    Lace added a decorative touch to the tablecloth.

  5. 5
    [singular] a particular quality that someone can add to a situation
    personal/feminine/human/professional touch:

    The hotel provides good service and the personal touch.

    magic touch (=a special and successful quality):

    Jane Pickard is the businesswoman with a magic touch.

  6. 6
    [singular] your ability to do something well

    Charlotte has really developed a touch for Mexican cooking.

  7. 7
    [countable] the action of hitting or kicking a ball

    Cusack promptly scored with his first touch.

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a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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