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touches

verb
present tense third-person singular of touch

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to come into bodily contact with (something) so as to perceive a slight pressure on the skin
  • be careful not to touch this pan—it's still hot

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2 to act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response
  • your speech on the true meaning of patriotism touched me deeply

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3 to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable
  • unfortunately, his insufferable arrogance tends to touch even the good deeds that he does

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4 to be adjacent to
  • our property touches theirs right where that big elm tree is

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5 to be the business or affair of
  • I don't think this decision touches you, so butt out

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touches

noun
plural of touch

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1 a very small amount
  • added just a touch of parsley to the dish

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2 something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind
  • each designer has his or her own personal touches

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3 an almost imperceptible sign of something
  • a touch of irritation tinged his voice as the candidate fielded yet another question about his personal finances

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“Touches.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/touches. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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