1. touching - noun
· 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"
2. touching - noun
· the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
3. touch - verb
· make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
4. touch - verb
· perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"
5. touch - verb
· affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
6. touch - verb
· be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
7. touch - verb
· 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"
8. touch - verb
· have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
9. touch - verb
· 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"
10. touch - verb
· cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"
11. touch - verb
· to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?"; "The chair must not touch the wall"
12. touch - verb
· 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"
13. touch - verb
· tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!"
14. touch - verb
· make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
15. touch - verb
· comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem"
16. touch - verb
· consume; "She didn't touch her food all night"
17. touch - verb
· color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"
18. touching - adjective
· arousing affect; "the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene"; "poignant grief cannot endure forever"; "his gratitude was simple and touching"
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