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Overview of verb touch

The verb touch has 15 senses? (first 13 from tagged texts)
1. (33) touch

(make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

2. (5) touch

(perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her")

3. (4) touch, stir

(affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy")

4. (3) refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with

(be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments")

5. (3) touch, adjoin, meet, contact

(be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

6. (3) affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch

(have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

7. (2) touch

(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. (2) touch

(cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks")

9. (1) reach, extend to, touch

(to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall")

10. (1) equal, touch, rival, match

(be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents")

11. (1) touch, disturb

(tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!")

12. (1) allude, touch, advert

(make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it")

13. (1) touch

(comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem")

14. partake, touch

(consume; "She didn't touch her food all night")

15. tint, tinct, tinge, touch

(color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November")


Overview of adj touched

The adj touched has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. touched

(having come into contact)

2. moved, affected, stirred, touched

(being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion; "too moved to speak"; "very touched by the stranger's kindness")

3. fey, touched

(slightly insane)

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