Synonyms of 'touch'
Her tiny hand gently touched my face.
The doctor felt his head.
Be careful when handling young animals.
He fingered the few coins in his pocket.
She was smoking a cigarette and stroking her cat.
I felt her hair brushing the back of my shoulder.
make contact with
A bullet had grazed his arm.
They kissed and caressed one another.
He tried to kiss and fondle her.
lay a finger on
2 come into contact
Their knees were touching.
Don't touch any of my things!
As the aeroplane came down, the wing touched a pile of rubble.
5 deal with
When he began restoring the house, nothing had been touched for 40 years.
a guilt that in some way touches everyone
Millions of people have been affected by the drought.
This issue strikes at the very foundation of our community.
get to (informal)
What you eat may influence your risk of getting cancer.
What impressed him most was their speed.
get through to
have an effect on
make an impression on
He doesn't drink much, and he never touches drugs.
It has touched me deeply to see how these people live.
These stories surprised and moved me.
She warned me not to say anything to upset him.
I was intrigued by him, stirred by his intellect.
He had been disturbed by the news of the attack.
His smile is enough to melt any woman's heart.
Soften the butter mixture in a small saucepan.
tug at someone's heartstrings often facetious)
leave an impression on
No one can touch these girls for professionalism.
We matched them in every department of the game.
Cassettes cannot rival the sound quality of CDs.
The victory equalled Scotland's best in history.
His achievements have never been paralleled.
come up to
be on a par with
be a match for
hold a candle to (informal)
be in the same league as
Now is the time to touch him for a loan.
11 get involved in
These days no sports will touch tobacco advertising.
Even a light touch on the face can trigger this pain.
He gave me a sharp push.
A tap on the door interrupted him.
John smiled and gave Richard a playful poke.
She slipped her arm under his and gave him a nudge.
He gave the donkey a prod in the backside.
Margaret held my arm in a gentle caress.
Our sense of touch is programmed to diminish with age.
Small touches to a room like flowers can give it vitality.
She thought she might have a touch of flu.
We've given all the club members tea, coffee and a spot of lunch.
Wash them in cold water to remove all traces of sand.
I'll have a drop of that milk.
He took another small taste.
that fashionably faint suggestion of a tan
I glanced at her and saw no hint of irony on her face.
Add a dash of balsamic vinegar.
large blooms of white with a suspicion of pale pink
a pinch of salt
Could there have been a slight tinge of envy in her voice?
Not a whiff of scandal has ever tainted his private life.
It doesn't affect my judgement one jot.
He leaned forward and brushed a speck of dust off his shoes.
a smattering of Greek grammar
I did not have any intimation that he was going to resign.
Her courtesy carried a tincture of disdain.
The striker was unable to find his scoring touch.
Our children's different learning styles created many problems.
We will be exploring different approaches to information-gathering.
new teaching methods
tests performed using a new technique
You'll have to get used to my mother's odd little ways.
The manner in which young children are spoken to depends on who is present.
the spiky punk hairdo that became her trademark
They've lost touch with what is happening in the country.
In my job one tends to lose touch with friends.
The problem is a lack of real communication between you.
Opposition leaders are denying any contact with the government in Kabul.
The association between the two companies stretches back 30 years.
I no longer have any connection with my ex-husband's family.
The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
You don't want to lose your touch. You should get some practice.
The cut of a diamond depends on the skill of its craftsman.
Her drama teacher spotted her ability.
She has a flair for languages.
the art of seduction and romance
They shared a facility for languages.
His command of English was excellent.
Lilyanne learned her craft of cooking from her grandmother.
He demonstrated his mastery of political manoeuvring.
He's got the knack of getting people to listen.
his artistry as a cellist
At that time, his virtuosity on the trumpet had no parallel in jazz.
a player who combines deftness of touch with superb technique
He governed with an adroitness that earned him the nickname 'old fox'.
This place is crying out for a woman's touch.
phrasetouch and go
Phrasal verbstouch down
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Your ability is the quality or skill that you have which makes it possible for you to do something.
Her drama teacher spotted her ability.
When land or a building abuts something or abuts on something, it is next to it.
He lived in a house abutting our hotel.
Accessories are items of equipment that are not usually essential, but which can be used with or added to something else in order to make it more efficient, useful, or decorative.
an exclusive range of bathroom accessories
Thesaurus for touch from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you touch something, you put your hand onto it in order to feel it or to make contact with it.