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British English: /tʌtʃ/
American English: /tətʃ/

Translation of touch in Italian:


  • 1 (physical contact)
    tocco (masculine) contatto (masculine) (fisico)
    the touch of her hand
    il tocco della sua mano
    at the slightest touch
    (of hand) al minimo tocco o contatto
    (of button) al minimo tocco
    to long for, dread somebody's touch I felt a touch on my shoulder
    mi sentii toccare sulla spalla
    he managed to get a touch on the ball (in football)
    riuscì a entrare in possesso di palla
  • 3 (style, skill)
    tocco (masculine) mano (feminine)
    the touch of a master
    il tocco di un maestro
    a fine touch at the net (in tennis)
    un tocco delicato sotto rete
    he handles the children with a firm touch
    tratta i bambini con mano ferma
    the Spielberg touch
    lo stile Spielberg
  • 5 (little)a touch
    un pochino, un tantino
    a touch colder, heavier
    un pochino più freddo, più pesante
    just a touch (more)
    appena un po' di più
  • 6 (communication) to get, stay in touch with
    mettersi, rimanere in contatto con
    to lose touch with
    perdere i contatti con
    to put somebody in touch with
    mettere qualcuno in contatto con
    he's out of touch with reality
    ha perso il senso della o il contatto con la realtà
    she's out of touch with the times
    (out of fashion) non è al passo con i tempi
    (not updated) non si tiene al corrente
  • 7 (Sport) (area)
    touch-down (masculine)
    in(to) touch
    nell'area di touch-down

transitive verb

  • 1 (come into contact with) he touched her hand, the paint
    le toccò la mano, toccò la vernice
    to touch somebody on the arm
    toccare il braccio a qualcuno
    to touch somebody on the shoulder
    toccare qualcuno sulla spalla
    we touched ground at 8 o'clock
    atterrammo alle otto
    he touched his hat politely
    portò la mano al cappello in segno di saluto
    did you touch the other car? (in accident)
    hai toccato l'altra automobile?
  • 2 (interfere with) don't touch that, my things
    quello lascialo stare, lascia stare le mie cose
    I never touched him
    non l'ho mai toccato
    the police can't touch me she wouldn't let him touch her
    non gli permetterebbe di toccarla
  • 3
    (affect) colpire
    (with sadness) toccare, commuovere
    (adversely) impressionare sfavorevolmente
    (as matter of concern) preoccupare
    matters which touch us all
    questioni che riguardano noi tutti
    inflation has not touched the well-off the paintings were not touched by the fire
    i dipinti non furono toccati dalle fiamme
    to touch the hearts of
    toccare i cuori di
    we were most touched
    fummo profondamente toccati
    this product won't touch the stains
    questo prodotto non agisce sulle macchie
  • 4 (consume)
    toccare (meat, vegetables, drink, drugs, cigarettes)
    I never touch alcohol
    non tocco mai alcolici
    you've hardly touched your meal
    non hai quasi toccato cibo
  • 5 (deal in) he'll sell most things but won't touch drugs
    vende di tutto ma non tratta la droga
  • 6 [informal] (ask for)to touch somebody for something
    chiedere qualcosa a qualcuno
  • 7 (equal) when it comes to cooking, no-one can touch him
    in fatto di cucina, nessuno lo può eguagliare

intransitive verb

  • 1 (come together)
    (wires, hands)
  • 2 (with hand) “do not touch”
    “non toccare”, “vietato toccare”


to be an easy o soft touch

essere facile da raggirare

to lose one's touch

Phrasal verbs

touch (up)on:

touch (up)on [something]
toccare (subject, matter)

touch down:

1 touch down 1.1 (Aviation)
(plane, rocket)
1.2 (Sport) (in rugby)
realizzare un touch-down
2 touch [something] down, touch down [something] (Sport)he touched the ball down
realizzò un touch-down

touch off:

touch [something] off, touch off [something]
fare partire (firework)
scatenare (riot, debate)

touch up:

touch [somebody, something] up, touch up [somebody, something] 1.1 (re-do)
ritoccare (paint, photograph, scratch, hair roots)
1.2 [informal] (touch sexually)
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