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touches, touching, touched

  1. VERB If you touch something, you put your hand onto it in order to feel it or to make contact with it.

    N-COUNT: usu sing

    • Touch is also a noun. Sometimes even a light touch on the face is enough to trigger off this pain.
  2. V-RECIP-ERG If two things are touching, or if one thing touches another, or if you touch two things, their surfaces come into contact with each other.

  3. N-UNCOUNT Your sense of touch is your ability to tell what something is like when you feel it with your hands.

  4. VERB To touch something means to strike it, usually quite gently.

  5. VERB: usu passive, with brd-neg If something has not been touched, nobody has dealt with it or taken care of it.

  6. VERB: with brd-neg (emphasis) If you say that you did not touch someone or something, you are emphasizing that you did not attack, harm or destroy them, especially when you have been accused of doing so.

  7. VERB: no passive, with brd-neg (emphasis) You say that you never touch something or that you have not touched something for a long time to emphasize that you never use it, or you have not used it for a long time.

  8. VERB If you touch on a particular subject or problem, you mention it or write briefly about it.

  9. VERB If something touches you, it affects you in some way for a short time.

  10. VERB If something that someone says or does touches you, it affects you emotionally, often because you see that they are suffering a lot or that they are being very kind.

  11. VERB: usu passive If something is touched with a particular quality, it has a certain amount of that quality. [WRITTEN]

  12. VERB: no cont, no passive, with brd-neg If you say about someone that nobody can touch him or her for a particular thing, you mean that he or she is much better at it than anyone else.

  13. VERB: no passive To touch a particular level, amount, or score, especially a high one, means to reach it. [mainly BRIT]

  14. VERB If you touch someone for money, you ask them to give it to you. [INFORMAL]

  15. N-COUNT: supp N A touch is a detail which is added to something to improve it.

  16. N-SING: with supp If someone has a particular kind of touch, they have a particular way of doing something.

  17. QUANT: QUANT of n-uncount A touch of something is a very small amount of it.

  18. PHRASE: PHR adj/adv/prep (vagueness) You can use a touch to mean slightly or to a small extent, especially in order to make something you say seem less extreme. For example, if you say that something is a touch expensive, you might really think that it is very expensive. [mainly BRIT]

  19. See also touching

  20. PHRASE: PHR n, usu PHR after v You use at the touch of in expressions such as at the touch of a button and at the touch of a key to indicate that something is possible by simply touching a switch or one of the keys of a keyboard.

  21. PHRASE: usu PHR after v (approval) If you say that someone has the common touch, you mean that they have the natural ability to have a good relationship with ordinary people and be popular with them.

  22. PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR, usu PHR with n If you get in touch with someone, you contact them by writing to them or telephoning them. If you are, keep, or stay in touch with them, you write, phone, or visit each other regularly.

  23. PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR, usu PHR with n If you are in touch with a subject or situation, or if someone keeps you in touch with it, you know the latest news or information about it. If you are out of touch with it, you do not know the latest news or information about it.

  24. PHR-RECIP: V inflects, PHR with n, pl-n PHR If you lose touch with someone, you gradually stop writing, telephoning, or visiting them.

  25. PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR with n If you lose touch with something, you no longer have the latest news or information about it.

  26. PHRASE: v-link PHR, oft PHR whether If you say that something is touch and go, you mean that you are uncertain whether it will happen or succeed.

  27. PHRASE: v-link PHR If you say that someone is a soft touch or an easy touch, you mean that they can easily be persuaded to lend you money or to do things for you. [INFORMAL]

  28. would not touch someone or something with a bargepole see barge

    the finishing touch see finish

    touch wood see wood

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tʌ̱tʃIf you touch something, you put your hand onto it in order to feel it or to make contact with it.Примеры

[V ] Her tiny hands gently touched my face...
[V ] Don't touch that dial...
[V ] She reached down, touching her toes with opposite hands...
The virus is not passed on through touching or shaking hands.

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Common casetouchtouches
Possessive casetouch'stouches'


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)touching
Past Participle (Participle II)touched
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I touchwe touch
you touchyou touch
he/she/it touchesthey touch
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am touchingwe are touching
you are touchingyou are touching
he/she/it is touchingthey are touching
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have touchedwe have touched
you have touchedyou have touched
he/she/it has touchedthey have touched
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been touchingwe have been touching
you have been touchingyou have been touching
he/she/it has been touchingthey have been touching
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I touchedwe touched
you touchedyou touched
he/she/it touchedthey touched
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was touchingwe were touching
you were touchingyou were touching
he/she/it was touchingthey were touching
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had touchedwe had touched
you had touchedyou had touched
he/she/it had touchedthey had touched
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been touchingwe had been touching
you had been touchingyou had been touching
he/she/it had been touchingthey had been touching
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will touchwe shall/will touch
you will touchyou will touch
he/she/it will touchthey will touch
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be touchingwe shall/will be touching
you will be touchingyou will be touching
he/she/it will be touchingthey will be touching
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have touchedwe shall/will have touched
you will have touchedyou will have touched
he/she/it will have touchedthey will have touched
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been touchingwe shall/will have been touching
you will have been touchingyou will have been touching
he/she/it will have been touchingthey will have been touching
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would touchwe should/would touch
you would touchyou would touch
he/she/it would touchthey would touch
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be touchingwe should/would be touching
you would be touchingyou would be touching
he/she/it would be touchingthey would be touching
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have touchedwe should/would have touched
you would have touchedyou would have touched
he/she/it would have touchedthey would have touched
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been touchingwe should/would have been touching
you would have been touchingyou would have been touching
he/she/it would have been touchingthey would have been touching
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am touchedwe are touched
you are touchedyou are touched
he/she/it is touchedthey are touched
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being touchedwe are being touched
you are being touchedyou are being touched
he/she/it is being touchedthey are being touched
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been touchedwe have been touched
you have been touchedyou have been touched
he/she/it has been touchedthey have been touched
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was touchedwe were touched
you were touchedyou were touched
he/she/it was touchedthey were touched
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being touchedwe were being touched
you were being touchedyou were being touched
he/she/it was being touchedthey were being touched
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been touchedwe had been touched
you had been touchedyou had been touched
he/she/it had been touchedthey had been touched
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be touchedwe shall/will be touched
you will be touchedyou will be touched
he/she/it will be touchedthey will be touched
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been touchedwe shall/will have been touched
you will have been touchedyou will have been touched
he/she/it will have been touchedthey will have been touched