touch-up

noun \ ˈtəch-ˌəp \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of touch-up

:an act or instance of touching up

First Known Use of touch-up

1733


touch up

verb

Definition of touch up

transitive verb
1 :to improve or perfect by small additional strokes or alterations :fix the minor and usually visible defects or damages of
2 :to stimulate by or as if by a flick of a whip

First Known Use of touch up

1656


Learn More about touch-up


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up touch-up? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to speak evil of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Forms of Government Quiz

  • knupfer-painting-solon-before-croesus
  • A gerontocracy is rule by:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!