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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The three men touched themselves in front of two 10-year-old boys at Bramston Street in Brighouse on July 5.
Somebody must have set me off in this direction and clusters of other hands must have touched themselves to the controls at various times.
The lights fell and touched themselves and rose up--by motions repeated, taken and complete.
Dye-marked chimps stared at their reflections, touched themselves on the colored patches, and inspected the inside of their mouths and other body areas.