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touch up

transitive verb

Definition of touch up

  1. 1 :  to improve or perfect by small additional strokes or alterations :  fix the minor and usually visible defects or damages of

  2. 2 :  to stimulate by or as if by a flick of a whip



1703

First Known Use of touch up

1703


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