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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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Crab strikes his heel into the ground, to mark the spot where the ball was caught, beyond which the school line may not advance; but there they stand, five deep, ready to rush the moment the ball touches the ground.
The arm action and body posture determine the speed with which the athlete touches down off the hurdle and his/her sprinting speed between hurdles.
Touching Down Off the Hurdle must be characterized by sprinting and a clawing back action of the lead leg (Photos 4-7) to a point where the ball of the lead foot touches the ground, with the center of gravity out in front of the contact point.
The chip automatically wakes up upon screen touch and returns to standby mode when no further touches are sensed.
Like the third-base coach's signals to the batter, the pitching signals can consist of a series of touches and the use of an indicator to pinpoint the live signal.
This extra sturdy design eliminates any shaking and movement in the display when it is placed freestanding on a counter and someone touches it.
When a finger touches the screen and contacts the wave, it absorbs part of the wave.
The controller digitizes a touch location by measuring disturbances to the field when a finger touches the screen.