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touched (in the head)

Rur. crazy. Sometimes Bob acts like he's touched in the head. In fact, I thought he was touched.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

touched

1. mod. flattered; honored. (Standard English.) We were both touched by your thoughtfulness.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. She was acting a little touched, but we didn’t smell anything on her breath.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Once a tickle lasts too long, hurts or touches a private area, it is no longer good, and the person being tickled or touched always gets to decide if it is good or bad, and has the right to demand for it to stop.
I asked him if I touched him or the ball and he said: 'You didn't touch me'.
"Craig Levein asked me if I touched the player and I told him: 'No, I got a slight touch on the ball'.
Unfortunately, many people with SCI are touched only when they are getting help with dressing, washing, bowel care, and other physical needs.
Sometimes people are uncomfortable with being touched. It may seem like an invasion of privacy or the breaking of a boundary.
Meanwhile, extended families have became separated, further reducing the opportunity to be touched by loved ones.
The new study provides the first evidence that these defenses are triggered when plants are touched. In the study, students touched the plants in a laboratory, but the researchers say the touch-induced response could also be activated by animals, including insects, and wind.
In 2000, her lab used tools of biotechnology to produce a plant that glowed with light wherever it was touched. They also showed that Arabidopsis plants that were touched regularly grew much shorter and slower - much like trees exposed to a windy coastline will grow short and bent.
Human neonates, preemies, and infants who have been touched and held regularly do much better than those who have not.
A new study suggests that sexually abused children may best remember whether their genital area had been touched by an adult if asked directly about such experiences with the help of an anatomically detailed doll.
"Its format is a simple geometry," says the Congregation of Holy Cross theologian Father Jeffrey Sobosan "It traces out a cross in the sequence of four points touched: head to chest, shoulder to shoulder.
Moreover, plants touched twice daily by the researchers did not grow as tall as untouched plants, says Ronald Davis, who reports the work with Janet Braam in the Feb.