: 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 email.
—often + with
I'll be in touch with you later this week.
I have been trying to get in touch with her all day.
The childhood friends have kept in touch with each other for 40 years.
: 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.
: 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.
Examples of in touch in a Sentence
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