touch (someone) for (something)


informal British
: to persuade (someone) to give or lend one (an amount of money)
He touched me for ten pounds.
He touched me for a tenner.

Examples of touch (someone) for (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The underground passageway connecting the hotel rooms to the main building was a nice touch for guests (read: me) who don’t want to face the outdoor elements before every meal. Susmita Baral, Travel + Leisure, 20 May 2024 Galitzine knows how to touch someone for maximum effect, the gentle-but-firm cupping of Hathaway’s jaw and the smooth caress of her hips. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 2 May 2024 If your little one often wakes up hot and uncomfortable, try a mattress protector that’s cool to the touch for extra comfort. Kelsey Kunik, Parents, 10 Apr. 2024 Talk about a smash hit—the cheeky shoes were the perfect whimsical touch for the look. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 8 Apr. 2024 Ferguson and Whiteman kept in touch for more than a year. Amber Ferguson, Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2024 Evie Crossbody Bag in Leather This bag’s delicate ditsy floral print is the perfect finishing touch for all your spring looks. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 10 Mar. 2024 She’s got half her 22 points since the 1:46 mark of the third quarter and Riverdale is starting to slow it down and find a post touch for her on nearly every possession. Parker Gabriel, The Denver Post, 11 Mar. 2024 Miami rapper Trina wanted Austin’s touch for the launch party of her Honey Jalapeno and Honeydew Cheese Puffs flavors. Emiene Wright, Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024

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“Touch (someone) for (something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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