Definitions

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  • v. to briefly mention.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To mention briefly, or in passing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. refer to or discuss briefly
  • v. be relevant to
  • v. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
  • v. have an effect upon

Etymologies

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Examples

  • She felt a touch on her arm, and met the penitent eye of Miss Kilroy.

    The House of Mirth

  • Then he was loading the little craft's cargo bay, a touch on the throwaway repulsor's control sending it rising by itself into the belly of the ship.

    Flinx In Flux

  • ‘Oh … yes …’ Anxious not to seem gauche, she hastily peeled the lapels, her fingers all thumbs, until he stepped around behind her, stilling her jerky movements with a light touch on her shoulders.

    Mistress For A Weekend

  • As they started out, the Warder leading on his tall black stallion, Perrin felt Dapple's touch on his mind once more.

    The Eye of the World

  • I set up a fly-around of Wisconsin for McConnell to put the touch on various donors around the state.

    How to Rig an Election

  • Then, after sailing north for a touch on the New Guinea mainland, assuming all goes as charted, it will return toward Ambon along an elliptical orbit.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • She invoked the Liking principle, Future Paced the staff, addressed the “whys,” prepared her audience, and Anchored the message of Social Proof for her mother with a touch on the wrist, among other things.

    Life Is a Series of Presentations

  • At first it felt foreign in my hand, but after a few feints and then a solid touch on the door it felt like the grip of an old friend's hand.

    Renegade's Magic

  • Channeling too near your own cour'souvra was extremely painful, the nearer, the more the pain; this close, she did not think she would survive a simple touch on the Source.

    A Crown of Swords

  • But a touch on her arm delayed her and she found herself looking up into the long, narrow, heavy-browed face of the Reverend Tobias Strangelove, great-nephew of the marchioness.

    Snow Angels

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  • especially since the advent of 'touch tone'.
    What is the equivalent in texting?

    August 25, 2010