Synonyms for touch up

Grammar : Verb
Spell : tuhch-uhp
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtʌtʃˌʌp

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Définition of touch up

Origin :
  • late 13c., from Old French touchier "to touch, hit, knock" (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *toccare "to knock, strike" as a bell (cf. Spanish tocar, Italian toccare), perhaps of imitative origin. Meaning "to get or borrow money" first recorded 1760. Related: Touched; touching.
  • Touch and go (adj.) is recorded from 1812, apparently from the name of a tag-like game, first recorded 1650s. Touch football is first attested 1933. Touch-me-not (1590s) translates Latin noli-me-tangere.
  • verb fix up; improve
Example sentences :
  • I imagine he was asked by the author to touch up "Pericles."
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • He was always willing to touch up this man's play or write in an act for that one.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • Want me to touch up them cheeks with a mite of this red paint?
  • Extract from : « Mrs. Tree's Will » by Laura E. Richards
  • Lady Archibald asked him if he was going to touch up her portrait at the last sitting.
  • Extract from : « The Life of James McNeill Whistler » by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • Shakspeare might surely be allowed to touch up scenes, of which the mass might be written by Fletcher.
  • Extract from : « Notes and Queries, Number 71, March 8, 1851 » by Various
  • They "touch up" their tresses with acids terrific enough to remove the spots of a leopard.
  • Extract from : « The Woman Beautiful » by Helen Follett Stevans
  • An amusing story has come to me of an artist who was employed to touch up a large painting in an old church.
  • Extract from : « The Spell of Belgium » by Isabel Anderson
  • With a similar snapper did Mr. Fogg touch up each one of his stories of success.
  • Extract from : « Blow The Man Down » by Holman Day
  • It takes quite an artistic touch to darken the brows and touch up the lashes.
  • Extract from : « Beatrice Leigh at College » by Julia Augusta Schwartz
  • "If your father really had an otter, he would show it to us," he added, speaking to his wife and trying to touch up Fourchon.
  • Extract from : « Sons of the Soil » by Honore de Balzac

Antonyms for touch up

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