out of touch
Definition of out of touch
1 : not communicating with each other I don't know if he still lives there. We've been out of touch for some time.
2 : in a state of not knowing what is happening, how certain people feel, etc. I've been away from the business for several years and feel quite out of touch. —usually + with He is out of touch with the younger generation.
Word by Word Definitions
: in a direction away from the inside or center
: from among others
: eject, oust
: to identify publicly as being such secretly
: to identify as being a closet homosexual
: used as a function word to indicate an outward movement
: situated outside : external
: situated at a distance : outlying
: one who is out of office or power or on the outside
: an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball
: 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
: a light stroke, tap, or push
: a hit against an opponent in fencing
: the act or fact of touching
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