- an act or instance of touching up: Her makeup needed a touch-up.
Origin of touch-up
First recorded in 1880–85; noun use of verb phrase touch up
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Examples from the Web for touch-up
In the end old Jack promised the paint a touch-up, privily resolving to do the work himself in his evenings.Tales of Mean Streets
Touch-up the wet paper with the rag till every bit of type has taken red color.
Pour clean water over it and touch-up the paper everywhere with a ball of fine cloth stuffed with horsehair.