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Idioms about touch

    put the touch on, Informal. to try to borrow money from: Willie put the touch on me for another ten last night.
    touch base with. base1 (def. 37).

Origin of touch

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English (verb) to(u)chen, from Old French tochier, from unattested Vulgar Latin toccāre “to knock, strike, touch,” of expressive origin; (noun) partly continuing Middle English touche “state or act of touching,” from Old French, derivative of tochier, and partly derivative of the Middle English verb

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British Dictionary definitions for touch

touch
/ (tʌtʃ) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of touch

touchable, adjectivetouchableness, nountoucher, nountouchless, adjective

Word Origin for touch

C13: from Old French tochier, from Vulgar Latin toccāre (unattested) to strike, ring (a bell), probably imitative of a tapping sound
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Medical definitions for touch

touch
[ tŭch ]

n.
The physiological sense by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body.
Digital examination.

Other words from touch

touch•a•ble adj.
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