touch-up

noun
\ ˈtəch-ˌəp \

Definition of touch-up 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an act or instance of touching up

touch up

verb

Definition of touch up (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Noun

1733, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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