touching

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ends touching abutting
joining and touching abutting , adjacent , contiguous , juxtaposed
attribute of being so near as to be touching adjacency , contiguity , contiguousness
sound produced by the tip of the tongue touching the upper front teeth alveolar , dental
curved ovule with the micropyle almost touching the funiculus campylotropous ovule
state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity contact
act of touching physically contact , physical contact
close and touching contiguous
hockey foul touching with stick held in both hands cross-check
act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow dig , jab
transmission mechanism in which the infectious agent is transferred directly into the body via touching or biting or kissing or sexual intercourse or by droplets entering the eye or nose or mouth direct transmission
touching something with the fingers fingering
putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base force , force-out , force out , force play
normal reflex consisting of retching; may be produced by touching the soft palate in the back of the mouth gag reflex , pharyngeal reflex
pronounced with back of tongue touching soft palate guttural , velar
action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means handling , manipulation
former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission kotow , kowtow
touching with the tongue lap , lick
emotionally touching moving
curves touching, of two adjoining osculate
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