touch at some place

touch at (some place)

Of a sea craft, to drop anchor at some location. We decided to sail from Florida to New York, touching at Charleston, Beaufort, and Norfolk along the way. By the time we finally touched at port, our provisions were running dangerously low.
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touch at some place

Fig. [for a ship or an airplane] to visit or call at a port. We touched at Aruba for about an hour. Our little boat touched at a number of different islands during the two-week cruise.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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