in touch

Definition of in touch

  1. 1 :  in a state in which people communicate with each other especially by calling or writing to each other We kept/stayed in touch after college. They keep in touch by e-mail. —often + with I'll be in touch with you later this week. I have been trying to get in touch with her all day.

  2. 2 :  in a state of being aware of what is happening, how certain people feel, etc. —usually + with As a professor of biology, it is important to keep/stay in touch with the latest research. She is in touch with the voters and their needs.

  3. 3 :  in a state of being aware of a particular part of one's character that is not easily noticed —usually + with She meditates to get in touch with her inner self.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to bring a bodily part into contact with especially so as to perceive through the tactile sense :  handle or feel gently usually with the intent to understand or appreciate

    :  to strike or push lightly especially with the hand or foot or an implement

    :  to lay hands upon (one afflicted with scrofula) with intent to heal

  1. :  a light stroke, tap, or push

    :  a hit against an opponent in fencing

    :  the act or fact of touching

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