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Answer for the clue "Pat or tap", 5 letters:
touch

Alternative clues for the word touch

Slight amount

Have an impact on

Kind of typing

IPod ___

One of the senses

Deftness in handling matters

The feel of mechanical action

The sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin

The act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)

A slight attack of illness

A small but appreciable amount

The act of putting two things together with no space between them

A distinguishing style

A suggestion of some quality

The event of something coming in contact with the body

A communicative interaction

"___ of Evil," Welles film

___ and go

"A ___ of Class," 1973 film

Ask for a loan

Word definitions for touch in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. verb COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a flash/trace/touch of humour (= a very small amount of humour ) ▪ She replied with a rare flash of humour. a plane touches down (= lands safely on the ground ) ▪ As soon as the plane touched down on the runway, I...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Touch \Touch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Touched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Touching .] [F. toucher, OF. touchier, tuchier; of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. zucchen, zukken, to twitch, pluck, draw, G. zukken, zukken, v. intens. fr. OHG. ziohan to draw, G. ziehen, akin to...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 An act of touching, especially with the hand or finger. 2 The faculty or sense of perception by physical contact. 3 The style or technique with which one plays a musical instrument. 4 A distinguishing feature or characteristic. 5 A little bit; a small...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 13c., "make deliberate physical contact with," from Old French tochier "to touch, hit, knock; mention, deal with" (11c., Modern French toucher ), from Vulgar Latin *toccare "to knock, strike" as a bell (source also of Spanish tocar , Italian toccare...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the event of something coming in contact with the body; "he longed for the touch of her hand"; "the cooling touch of the night air" [syn: touching ] the faculty of touch; "only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us" [syn:...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Touch was a rock band from New York City formed in 1978. Mark Mangold (songwriter and keyboards), Glen Kithcart (drums), and Craig Brooks (guitars) had all previously been in the band American Tears (releasing three albums on Columbia Records ). The lineup...

Usage examples of touch.

MacInnes strode forward to receive the raucous greeting and Abigail watched the reunion with a touch of envy.

Once in a while, though, there would be glimpses of the sun--which looked abnormally large--and of the moon, whose markings held a touch of difference from the normal that I could never quite fathom.

Nearly every item that came aboard was subject to a gentle touch of his hand before being taken below.

His shaft filled her, until she was abrim with him, so deep he touched her very womb.

The Acceptor probed and touched and caressed this new region of space with its farflung senses.

As he studied her sleeping face, he ached inside to stop the car and take hold of her, to whisper her name against her mouth, to tell her how much he loved her, how much he wanted her, so much that already his body-He cursed under his breath, reminding himself that he was closer now to forty than to twenty and that the turbulent, uncontrollable reaction of his body to the merest thought of touching her was the reaction of an immature boy, not an adult man.

Raby had that touch of generosity in her own character that never permitted her to see merit without openly acknowledging, and endeavouring to reward it.

And I thought the way we met, with the FBI vouching for Nield, was something slightly esoteric, a comedy 276 touch like the Acme Quick Service brothers.

Then, a bell sounds, and acrasin is released by special cells toward which the others converge in stellate ranks, touch, fuse together, and construct the slug, solid as a trout.

Venerian lives upon the bottom of an everlasting sea of fog and his thin epidermis, utterly without pigmentation, burns and blisters as frightfully at the least exposure to actinic light as does ours at the touch of a red-hot iron.

Ashurst remarks that while the cutaneous surface of the stump was acutely sensitive to the touch, there was no manifestation of pain evinced upon handling the exposed nerve.

The hair was so acutely sensitive that the slightest touch occasioned severe pain at the roots.

Deaf people have always been remarkable for their acuteness of vision, touch, and smell.

The spinnerets touch it somewhere, anywhere, and that is enough: adhesion is at once restored.

Here it obviously is not the mere touch, but the effect produced by the caustic, which induces the tip to transmit some influence to the adjoining part, causing it to bend away.