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touch base (with someone)

To contact someone to update them or receive an update from them. I was just calling to touch base since it's been a few weeks since we last spoke. Will you please touch base with the marketing team and find out how they're progressing?
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touch base (with someone)

to talk to someone; to confer with someone briefly. I need to touch base with John on this matter. John and I touched base on this question yesterday, and we are in agreement.
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touch base

If you touch base with someone, you contact them, often when you have not spoken to them or seen them for a long time. Note: In baseball, players have to hit the ball and then run round all four corners or bases to score a run. Being there gave me a chance to touch base with some old friends that I hadn't seen for a year. A brief phone-call is often made during the month to touch base and update the parent on any changes in the basic treatment plan. Note: In baseball, batters have to touch the first, second, and third bases to score a run.
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touch base

briefly make or renew contact with someone or something. informal
1984 Armistead Maupin Babycakes In search of a routine, he touched base with his launderette, his post office, his nearest market.
Base in these three phrases refers to each of the four points in the angles of the ‘diamond’ in baseball, which a player has to reach in order to score a run.
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touch ˈbase (with somebody)

(informal) make contact with somebody again: She travels to Boston every week to touch base with her office.I spent an hour or two sending emails and touching base with my friends.
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touch base

verb
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Use phrases like, "What's your feeling on this?" "What's your impression of this?" "Shall we touch base next week?" If you use these predicates, they'll understand by getting a feeling for the meaning behind your message.
Committee members: Chris Bohemia, Ronnie Foster, Carol Evitts, Janet Johnson, Sarah Platnauer, Shelly Duncan and Veronica Kennedy; Kay White, Louise Thomas and Karen Jones (Touch Base); Ronnie Foster and Lindy Pitts
It is really a courtesy call to touch base with the team there and check that our system is running well and meeting guests' needs.
Research by YouGov commissioned by Ramada Encore hotels, also showed that in Newcastle office waffle such "touch base" and "singing from the same hymn sheet" is creeping outside the workspace.
Every so often, it's good to touch base with our readers to find out what's on your minds, to learn how can we help you, and to get details about what you want to see in the pages of Information Today.
The official reason for Umaga being in Britain visiting his brother in Coventry and decided to touch base with his ex-Wellington team-mates Jason Spice and Filo Tiatia who are both playing at the Ospreys.
Providing a remarkable and vivid account of Nen's family and friends, loved ones, and those close, White Tree portrays Nen and details her most personal intricacies, as well as those in missing her, however never does touch base with the actual enigmatic character of Nen.
Cherney recommends if a student is interested in working as a Federal employee for SDDC, or any other Federal agency, to first touch base with their school's guidance counselor.
"I don't like that, but I will be making a trip down there in a month or two to touch base with them."
Regroup with a new chick flick vid, and touch base with your ultra-emo side ...
Touch base with your new parents and personally encourage them to come out.
"China is a top partner and priority for the European Union, so it is important to touch base", Mr Lamy's spokeswoman said.
Over the years, we'd touch base with Sid Gillman from time to time and would never go away without learning something intriguing about the game.
Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke briefly by telephone Tuesday to touch base on the Middle East situation, a Japanese Foreign Ministry official said.
Like most people, I congregated with my coworkers around a tiny television that morning, returning to my isolated cubicle only to use the phone to touch base with other significant people in my life.