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Denizione di  touch - dizionario di inglese del sito grammaticainglese.org - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale

Definizione monolingua touch



touch (third-person singular simple present touches, present participle touching, simple past and past participle touched)

  1. Primarily physical senses.
    1. (transitive) To make physical contact with; to bring the hand, finger or other part of the body into contact with. [from 14th c.]
      I touched her face softly.
    2. (transitive) To come into (involuntary) contact with; to meet or intersect. [from 14th c.]
      Sitting on the bench, the hem of her skirt touched the ground.
    3. (intransitive) To come into physical contact, or to be in physical contact. [from 14th c.]
      They stood next to each other, their shoulders touching.
    4. (intransitive) To make physical contact with a thing. [from 14th c.]
      Please can I have a look, if I promise not to touch?
    5. (transitive) To physically disturb; to interfere with, molest, or attempt to harm through contact. [from 14th c.]
      If you touch her, Ill kill you.
    6. (transitive) To physically affect in specific ways implied by context. [from 15th c.]
      Frankly, this woods so strong that sandpaper wont touch it.
    7. (transitive) To consume, or otherwise use. [from 15th c.]
      Are you all right? Youve hardly touched your lunch.
    8. (intransitive) Of a ship or its passengers: to land, to make a short stop (at). [from 16th c.]
      • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
        Now a certain grand merchant ship once touched at Rokovoko, and its commander--from all accounts, a very stately punctilious gentleman, at least for a sea captain--this commander was invited to the wedding feast of Queequegs sister, a pretty young princess just turned of ten.
    9. (transitive or reflexive) To sexually excite with the fingers; to finger or masturbate. [from 20th c.]
      Her parents had caught her touching herself when she was fifteen.

    touch (plural touches)

    1. An act of touching, especially with the hand or finger.
      Suddenly, in the crowd, I felt a touch at my shoulder.
    2. The faculty or sense of perception by physical contact.
      With the lights out, she had to rely on touch to find her desk.
    3. The style or technique with which one plays a musical instrument.
      He performed one of Ravels piano concertos with a wonderfully light and playful touch.
    4. A distinguishing feature or characteristic.
      Clever touches like this are what make her such a brilliant writer.
    5. A little bit; a small amount.
      Move it left just a touch and it will be perfect.
    6. The part of a sports field beyond the touchlines or goal-lines.
      He got the ball, and kicked it straight out into touch.
    7. A relationship of close communication or understanding.
      He promised to keep in touch while he was away.
    8. An ability to perform a task
      I used to be a great chess player but Ive lost my touch.
      • 2011 September 29, Jon Smith, “Tottenham 3 - 1 Shamrock Rovers”, BBC Sport:
        Rovers hopes of pulling off one of the great European shocks of all time lasted just 10 minutes before Spurs finally found their scoring touch.

    Definizione italiano>inglese touch

      make physical contact with
      To be in physical contact with.
      affect emotionally

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    Traduzione 'veloce'

    toccare |commuovere |contatto |sentire |affisso |confinare |inpugnare |maneggiare |palpamento |palpare |palpazione |punta |rapporto |relazione |riguardare |sfiorare |sfumatura |tastare |tasto |tatto |tocco |

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