touch

touch
I [tʌtʃ]
nome
1) (physical contact) tocco m., contatto m. (fisico)

at the slightest touch — al minimo tocco o contatto

I felt a touch on my shoulder — mi sentii toccare sulla spalla

2) (sense) tatto m.

soft to the touch — soffice al tatto

by touch — al tatto

3) (style, skill) tocco m., mano f.

the Spielberg touch — lo stile di Spielberg

4) (element)

feminine touch — tocco femminile

the boss lacks the human touch — il capo manca di calore umano

a touch of sadness, of sarcasm — una nota di tristezza, una punta di sarcasmo

a touch of garlic — un pochino di aglio

to add o put the finishing touches to sth. aggiungere o dare il tocco finale a qcs.; a clever touch un tocco geniale; her gift was a nice touch il suo regalo fu un bel gesto; there's a touch of class about her ha della classe; he's got a touch of flu — ha un po' d'influenza

5) (little)

a touch — un pochino o tantino

just a touch (more) — appena un po' di più

6) (communication) contatto m.

to get, stay in touch with — mettersi, rimanere in contatto con

to lose touch with — perdere i contatti con

he's out of touch with reality — ha perso il senso della o il contatto con la realtà

7) sport (area) touch-down m.
••

to be an easy o soft touch colloq. essere facile da raggirare; to lose one's touch — perdere la mano

II 1. [tʌtʃ]
verbo transitivo
1) (come into contact with) toccare

to touch sb. on the shoulder — toccare qcn. sulla spalla

to touch ground — [plane] atterrare

he touched his hat politely — portò la mano al cappello in segno di saluto

2) (interfere with) toccare

the police can't touch me — la polizia non mi può toccare

3) (affect) colpire; (with sadness) toccare, commuovere; (as matter of concern) preoccupare

matters which touch us all — questioni che riguardano noi tutti

we were most touched — fummo profondamente toccati

4) (consume) toccare [food, drink, drugs, cigarettes]

you've hardly touched your meal — non hai quasi toccato cibo

5) (equal)

when it comes to cooking, no-one can touch him — in fatto di cucina, nessuno lo può eguagliare

6) (reach) [price, temperature] toccare, raggiungere [level]
2.
verbo intransitivo
1) (come together) [wires, hands] toccarsi
2) (with hand) toccare

"do not touch" — "non toccare", "vietato toccare"

* * *
1. verb
1) (to be in, come into, or make, contact with something else: Their shoulders touched; He touched the water with his foot.) toccare, toccarsi
2) (to feel (lightly) with the hand: He touched her cheek.) toccare
3) (to affect the feelings of; to make (someone) feel pity, sympathy etc: I was touched by her generosity.) toccare
4) (to be concerned with; to have anything to do with: I wouldn't touch a job like that.) (avere a che fare)
2. noun
1) (an act or sensation of touching: I felt a touch on my shoulder.) tocco, toccata, colpetto
2) ((often with the) one of the five senses, the sense by which we feel things: the sense of touch; The stone felt cold to the touch.) tatto
3) (a mark or stroke etc to improve the appearance of something: The painting still needs a few finishing touches.) tocco
4) (skill or style: He hasn't lost his touch as a writer.) tocco
5) ((in football) the ground outside the edges of the pitch (which are marked out with touchlines): He kicked the ball into touch.) (fallo laterale)
- touchingly
- touchy
- touchily
- touchiness
- touch screen
- in touch with
- in touch
- lose touch with
- lose touch
- out of touch with
- out of touch
- a touch
- touch down
- touch off
- touch up
- touch wood
* * *
I [tʌtʃ]
nome
1) (physical contact) tocco m., contatto m. (fisico)

at the slightest touch — al minimo tocco o contatto

I felt a touch on my shoulder — mi sentii toccare sulla spalla

2) (sense) tatto m.

soft to the touch — soffice al tatto

by touch — al tatto

3) (style, skill) tocco m., mano f.

the Spielberg touch — lo stile di Spielberg

4) (element)

feminine touch — tocco femminile

the boss lacks the human touch — il capo manca di calore umano

a touch of sadness, of sarcasm — una nota di tristezza, una punta di sarcasmo

a touch of garlic — un pochino di aglio

to add o put the finishing touches to sth. aggiungere o dare il tocco finale a qcs.; a clever touch un tocco geniale; her gift was a nice touch il suo regalo fu un bel gesto; there's a touch of class about her ha della classe; he's got a touch of flu — ha un po' d'influenza

5) (little)

a touch — un pochino o tantino

just a touch (more) — appena un po' di più

6) (communication) contatto m.

to get, stay in touch with — mettersi, rimanere in contatto con

to lose touch with — perdere i contatti con

he's out of touch with reality — ha perso il senso della o il contatto con la realtà

7) sport (area) touch-down m.
••

to be an easy o soft touch colloq. essere facile da raggirare; to lose one's touch — perdere la mano

II 1. [tʌtʃ]
verbo transitivo
1) (come into contact with) toccare

to touch sb. on the shoulder — toccare qcn. sulla spalla

to touch ground — [plane] atterrare

he touched his hat politely — portò la mano al cappello in segno di saluto

2) (interfere with) toccare

the police can't touch me — la polizia non mi può toccare

3) (affect) colpire; (with sadness) toccare, commuovere; (as matter of concern) preoccupare

matters which touch us all — questioni che riguardano noi tutti

we were most touched — fummo profondamente toccati

4) (consume) toccare [food, drink, drugs, cigarettes]

you've hardly touched your meal — non hai quasi toccato cibo

5) (equal)

when it comes to cooking, no-one can touch him — in fatto di cucina, nessuno lo può eguagliare

6) (reach) [price, temperature] toccare, raggiungere [level]
2.
verbo intransitivo
1) (come together) [wires, hands] toccarsi
2) (with hand) toccare

"do not touch" — "non toccare", "vietato toccare"


English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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