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[tuhch-uhp] /ˈtʌtʃˌʌp/
an act or instance of touching up:
Her makeup needed a touch-up.
Origin of touch-up
1880-85; noun use of verb phrase touch up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for touch-up
  • Paintbrush in hand, a set designer did a touch-up here and there.
  • touch-up painted surfaces with same type of shop paint used on adjacent surfaces.
  • The highest personal exposures occurred during touch-up painting of axles.
  • No field painting, except touch-up, will be permitted.
  • The job was almost finished except for some touch-up work.
  • Field welds shall be thoroughly wire-brushed or disc-sanded prior to touch-up painting.
  • Nuts, washers and ends of all bolts shall be painted with touch-up paint as described below.
  • touch-up abraded areas with same primer paint used for shop priming.
British Dictionary definitions for touch-up

touch up

verb (transitive, adverb)
to put extra or finishing touches to
to enhance, renovate, or falsify by putting extra touches to: to touch up a photograph
to stimulate or rouse as by a tap or light blow
(Brit, slang) to touch or caress (someone), esp to arouse sexual feelings
a renovation or retouching, as of a painting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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