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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.
See also: base, touch

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.
See also: base, touch

touch base

verb
See also: base, touch
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With Text to Landline, Sprint customers can quickly touch base with someone on a landline phone, even when a voice call might not be convenient," said John Styers, director of product marketing for messaging and imaging, Sprint.
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Axcess Instant Messaging customers will be able to stay connected with friends and family or quickly touch base with the office no matter where they go.
A chance for them to touch base with the common people - before instantly forgetting all about them.
It gives the community an opportunity to touch base with different businesses and different career options and ask questions,'' she said.
With the mobile AIM service, Cricket(R) customers can stay connected with friends and family or quickly touch base with the office no matter where they go.
Ministers and TDs have been ordered to touch base with the party's grassroots to raise and swell its election purse.
Just because owner Jerry Buss likes Rodman - you know what they say about birds of a feather (or in this case, feather boa) - it doesn't mean West was under any obligation to pick up the telephone and touch base with Rodman's agent.
Checking In from Work: Nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of at-work IM users say they also send occasional instant messages during their workday to check-in with family and friends, while 22 percent of working parents surveyed say that IM provides them with peace of mind by enabling them to quickly touch base with their children from the office.
Of course, it doesn't, and a homophobic pitcher makes sure Darren's not allowed to touch base.
It's a roll of the dice, negotiating the time difference and the language and the scratchy connection to touch base with Edney in Lithuania.
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It nourishes the body to touch base with things that are natural.
Initially the idea was to send out a quarterly update just to touch base with our employees," said Terry Helms, Corporate Marketing Manager for Hughes Supply.