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touch (oneself)

euphemistic slang To masturbate. My ultra-religious aunt scared us silly when we went through puberty with all sorts of myths about what would happen if we touched ourselves.
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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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Touch is an important and personal way of communicating.
Maybe it also explains why we pay the folks who offer tender loving care in our nurseries and nursing homes so little money, because we don't value touch enough.
Therapeutic touch is a form of using expressive touch in a way that purposefully directs compassion and an intention to help toward the person needing care.
The TR`([TM] )Multi-Touch Monitor line represents a major step forward for OEMs and ODMs looking to offer the type of intuitive multi-touch experience enabled by Projected Capacitive technology that to-date has been limited to smaller screen sizes," said Touch Revolution CTO and founder, Mark Hamblin.
5 : a state of contact or communication <It is important to keep in touch with friends.
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.
Touch Clarity's on-site behavioral targeting solution humanizes web site interactions and provides a mechanism through which a web site can "listen, learn and respond intelligently" to each visitor and directly measure its effectiveness in doing so.
I am delighted to join Touch Clarity and help spread the word about the phenomenal success our customers are experiencing by leveraging our on-site behavioral targeting platform.
I am pleased to welcome Kurt to Touch Clarity, where he will be an essential part of our sales efforts and introduce more enterprise clients to our award-winning solutions, which mature the Web into a measurably more effective and strategic sales channel," said Richard Wolinski, executive vice president of global sales and marketing.
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.
Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq:IMMR), a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, has expanded its VibeTonz(R) tactile feedback system to now provide an inexpensive and robust way of improving the usability of mobile-device touchscreens.
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.