tug/touch one's forelock

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of tug/touch one's forelock

British, disapproving
: to be too concerned with pleasing someone whom one thinks is powerful or important

Word by Word Definitions

tug play
  1. : to pull hard

  2. : to struggle in opposition : contend

  3. : to exert oneself laboriously : labor

  1. : an act or instance of tugging : pull

  2. : a strong pulling force

  3. : a straining effort

touch play
  1. : 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

  2. : to put hands upon in any way or degree

  3. : to take into the hands or mouth

  1. : the act or fact of touching

  2. : the special sense by which pressure or traction exerted on the skin or mucous membrane is perceived

  3. : a specified sensation that arises in response to stimulation of the tactile receptors : feel

forelock play
  1. : a lock of hair growing from the front of the head


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