Definition of touch on/upon
1 : to briefly talk or write about (something) : to mention (something) briefly The reports touched on many important points. She touches upon the issue in the article but never fully explains it.
2 : to come close to (something) : to almost be (something) Her actions touched on treason.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: on the surface : on it
: thereafter, thereon
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