touch with

touch someone or something with something

to bring something into contact with someone or something. Don't touch me with that filthy stick! I touched the snake with a stick to make sure it was dead. Wherever he touched himself with the leaf, his skin blistered.
See also: touch
References in classic literature ?
The many hours he was not with Ruth he devoted to the "Love-cycle," to reading at home, or to the public reading-rooms, where he got more closely in touch with the magazines of the day and the nature of their policy and content.
5 : a state of contact or communication <It is important to keep in touch with friends.
Clinicians are reporting excellent results in using the therapeutic touch with the elderly to promote sleep, to enhance feelings of well being with the depressed elderly, to decrease blood pressure, to decrease edema, and to facilitate healing.