HyperDic: touch_on

English > 4 senses of the expression touch on:
VERBcommunicationtouch onrefer to or discuss briefly
stativetouch on, refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, have to do withbe relevant to
changetouch on, repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restorerestore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn / torn or broken
changetouch on, affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touchhave an effect upon
English > touch on: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningrefer to or discuss briefly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broadermention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refermake reference to
Spanishaludir, tocar
English > touch on: 4 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe relevant to.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsrefer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, have to do with
Narrowerapply, hold, go forBe pertinent or relevant or applicable
focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, centerCenter upon
involve, affect, regardConnect closely and often incriminatingly
matter to, interestBe of importance or consequence
Similar toallude, touch, advertmake a more or less disguised reference to
Spanishatañer, concernir, incumbir, palpar, referirse, referir, relatar, respectar, tocar, tratarse
Catalanconcernir, incumbir, palpar, pertocar, referir-se, referir, relatar, tocar, tractar-se
English > touch on: 4 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningrestore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn / torn or broken.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsrepair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore
Entailed byoverhaul, modernize, modernisemake repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
Narrowercobblerepair or mend
darnrepair by sewing
fillplug with a substance
heel, reheelput a new heel on
patch, patch upmend by putting a patch on
piece, patchrepair by adding pieces
point, repointrepair the joints of bricks
sole, resoleput a new sole on
tinker, fiddletry to fix or mend
trouble-shoot, troubleshootsolve problems
vamp, revampProvide (a shoe) with a new vamp
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Oppositebreak, bustruin completely
Spanisharreglar, atender, componer, recomponer, reparar, restaurar, restituir
Catalanadobar, apariar, arreglar, atendre, reparar, restituir
English > touch on: 4 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningHave an effect upon.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsaffect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch
Narrowerhit, strikeaffect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
hydrolize, hydrolisemake a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis
influence, act upon, workHave and exert influence or effect
process, treatsubject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
queer, expose, scupper, endanger, perilput in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
redoundHave an effect for good or ill
repercussCause repercussions
slam-dunkmake a forceful move against
stimulate, exciteact as a stimulant
strike a blowaffect adversely
subjectCause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
tell onproduce an effect or strain on somebody
tinge, color, colour, distortaffect as in thought or feeling
trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, botherTo cause inconvenience or discomfort to
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishafectar, conmover, impactar, repercutir, tocar
Catalanafectar, commoure, impactar, repercutir

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