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touch

1. n. a likely target for begging; someone who is asked for a loan. (see also soft touch.) He was just the kind of touch we were looking for, not too bright and not too poor.
2. n. a request for money (from a beggar); a request for a loan. I ignored the touch and walked on by.
3. tv. to ask someone for a loan. He touched me for a hundred bucks.
4. n. a small portion of something to eat or drink. (Folksy.) I’ll have just a touch. I’m on a diet, you know.
5. tv. to deal with or handle someone or something. (Usually in the negative.) Mr. Wilson is a real pain, and I wouldn’t touch his account. Find somebody else to handle it.

touch

base/bases Informal
To renew a line of communication: "He went out of his way to touch base with a broad cross section of ... residents" (George B. Merry).
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Global touch screen manufacturer, Touch International, was founded in 2002 by Michael Woolstrum and touch industry veteran, Gary L.
Hospice workers are trained to hold and touch the sick and dying.
Where expressive touch has been tried with the elderly, it seems to work.
5" TR`([TM] )Multi-Touch Monitor on a recumbent exercise bike with an innovative touch screen user interface powered by Touch Revolution's NIMble(TM) Embedded Touch Computer.
Led by DisplaySearch, a leading market research company focused on display-related industries, the EDT conference will explore many aspects of the electronic display market including new touch technologies, the future of touch screens, 3D displays and more.
To determine whether three weeks of human touch would affect growth patterns, the researchers measured the lengths of the stems and stalks of untouched plants and compared them with plants touched twice daily.
This new brand direction is all about helping people understand how Human Touch massage chairs can be an important part of their overall and everyday wellness," states Craig P.
Three, the ball could be chipped over the left-side players into Zone B directly for a first touch shot.
Touch Clarity, named in the Forrester report, provides a highly automated on-site behavioral targeting solution that optimizes web visitor interaction on an individual level by fully considering the current visitor's behavior and context, as well as all previous visitor behavior in making its decisions for serving the optimal content, promotions, or merchandising recommendations.
Hieggelke's move to Touch Clarity, where web analytics are among several key inputs leveraged to deliver the most relevant and engaging web site content possible to each visitor, illustrates the significance of the pressures upon marketers to improve their customers' experience on their own web sites in a completely measurable manner.
The devices - including one for visually impaired voters - displays the various political matchups and measures on a computer screen, which voters simply touch to cast their ballot.
BOSTON & LONDON -- Touch Clarity, a leading provider of on-site behavioral targeting solutions for enterprise web sites, is proud to announce the appointment of Kurt DeMarais as the new vice president of sales.
BOSTON & LONDON -- Touch Clarity, a leading provider of on-site behavioral targeting solutions for enterprise web channels, today announced that Jeffrey Clayton, digital advertising industry veteran and former vice president of sales at DoubleClick North America, has joined Touch Clarity as vice president of regional sales.
BOSTON -- In the latest report from its Handset Component Technologies service, Strategy Analytics predicts that the touch screen user interface in mobile phones will start to see significant growth by the end of 2007, assuming that the right conditions are present.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Motion Computing(R), a leader in ultramobile computing and wireless communications, today launched the LE1600TS, a light, slim slate PC with a touch screen.