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*in touch

 (with someone)
1. Fig. in contact with someone by letter or telephone. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; keep ~.) I tried to get in touch with her, but she never answered her phone. I just couldn't seem to get in touch.
2. Fig. [of oneself] having self-knowledge. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I need to get in touch with myself and the way I really feel about things. She needs to try more to be in touch with herself and her feelings.
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in touch (with somebody)

in communication with someone I'm sorry we haven't been in touch over the past few years. We stay in close touch with the New York office. How can I get in touch with your sister?
Usage notes: usually used with the verbs be, keep, stay, and get, as in the examples
Opposite of: out of touch (with somebody)
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in touch (with something)

having recent knowledge about something I try to keep in touch with the latest developments in the music scene. A president must stay in touch to know what citizens want or need.
Opposite of: out of touch (with something)
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in touch

1. Aware of the latest developments, as in current events or an area of interest.
2. Able to appreciate or understand the concerns or difficulties of others.
3. Able to be contacted, as by telephone or e-mail: I will be in touch by phone after I arrive at the hotel.
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In Touch of Pink Grant frames his hands as a director might, telling Alim when he finally reveals to his mother that he is gay, "You told the truth.
I would be grateful if he could get in touch via the ECHO to get it back.
Caribou Coffee is committed to staying in touch with our customers' needs and will use the branded service as a source of constant feedback.
Now, more than 35 years later and after the untimely death of Ian, his son-in-law Gavin Smith has been in touch to say his family are desperate for a copy of our collective effort.
I still keep in touch with my homeboys, but as far as being out on the streets that's not me anymore,'' said Jauregui, who was part of the Brownstones for more than a decade and served prison time for assault with a deadly weapon during a confrontation with a rival gang.
New mobility features in Scalix 11 supplement Scalix's existing wireless capabilities, which make it easy for mobile workers to stay in touch wherever they are.
But he met a girl from Southern California with whom he still keeps in touch.