touch (oneself)

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touch (oneself)

euphemistic slang To masturbate. My ultra-religious aunt scared us silly when we went through puberty with all sorts of myths about what would happen if we touched ourselves.
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touch

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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It was a century in which we touched ourselves in mirrors / over and over," Irwin asserts.
But we heard the meaning, we lay at night practicing not existing: it demanded so much concentration not to be there when the light swept the ceiling, when the door slammed and the steps creaked, not to breathe when our parents moaned behind their thin wall, and the worst was the fly, touching us so softly it was as if we touched ourselves.
Remembering Newton's Third Law, we know that we can't touch (push) without being touched ourselves.