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touching

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Adjective touching has 1 sense
  1. affecting, poignant, touching - arousing affect; "the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene"; "poignant grief cannot endure forever"; "his gratitude was simple and touching"
    Antonym: unmoving (indirect, via moving)
Noun touching has 2 senses
  1. touch, touching - the event of something coming in contact with the body; "he longed for the touch of her hand"; "the cooling touch of the night air"
    --1 is a kind of contact, impinging, striking
    --1 has particulars: brush, light touch; stroke
    Derived form: verb touch2
  2. touch, touching - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
    --2 is a kind of deed, feat, effort, exploit
    --2 has particulars:
     contact; tap, pat, dab; hit, hitting, striking; dig, jab; kiss; kiss, buss, osculation; catch, grab, snatch, snap; handling, manipulation; fingering; grope; palpation, tactual exploration; tickle, tickling, titillation; stroke, stroking; tag; lick, lap; grazing, shaving, skimming
    Derived form: verb touch1
Verb touch has 15 senses
  1. touch - make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
    Derived forms: noun touch1, noun toucher1, noun touching2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. touch - perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"
    --2 is one way to
    perceive, comprehend
    Derived forms: noun touch10, noun touch2, noun touch1, noun touching1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. touch, stir - affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
    --3 is one way to affect, impress, move, strike
    Sample sentences:
    The bad news will touch him
    The performance is likely to touch Sue
  4. refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on - have to do with or be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. touch, adjoin, meet, contact - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
    Derived form: noun touch1
    Sample sentences:
    Our properties touch at this point
    His fields touch mine at this point
  6. affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch - have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
    --6 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  7. touch - deal with; usually used with a form of negation; "I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole"; "The local Mafia won't touch gambling"
    --7 is one way to
    manage, deal, care, handle
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. touch - cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"
    --8 is one way to
    touch
    Derived forms: noun touch5, noun touch1, noun toucher1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. reach, extend to, touch - to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"
    --9 is one way to be
    Derived form: noun touch1
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Something ----s something
  10. equal, touch, rival, match - be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"
    --10 is one way to compete, vie, contend
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  11. touch, disturb - tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!"
    --11 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. allude, touch, advert - make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
    --12 is one way to hint, suggest
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  13. touch - comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem"
    --13 is one way to
    understand
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  14. partake, touch - consume; "She didn't touch her food all night"
    --14 is one way to consume, ingest, take in, take, have
    Sample sentence:
    They touch more bread
  15. tint, tinct, bepaint, tinge, touch - dye with a color
    --15 is one way to dye
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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