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touched on

touched on

Date: Jan 04 2007

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

Be Without You, musically and lyrically, it’s just one of the textures and one of the topics that we touched on.”

Mary J. Blige talking about themes in her music.

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

addressed; talked about; covered

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Mary J. Blige is talking about the themes that are addressed in the songs she sings. The song Be Without You touches on heartache. It “talks about” losing someone you once loved.

This expression can be used in a variety of situations.

You can talk about an article you read that touches on the death penalty controversy.

If you see a documentary about apartheid in South Africa, it probably also touches on the AIDS epidemic there.

If your professor gives a lecture on politics in Cuba, she probably touches on the fact that Fidel Castro has been ill.

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“I liked the movie Schindler’s List because it touched on the universal humanity we all share.”

“When Bush spoke last week, he touched on the election results and the war.”

“In class today, we touched on a variety of topics, including sex education and birth control.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

touch on means to mention, talk about...
by thuhuong
云淡风轻 refer to;relate to
by 云淡风轻
June.Zou relate/refer to something
by June.Zou
Basiak102 I guess, touched on means, talking, singing, writing and etc you can touched on some subject f.eg. politics, love, life and so on.
by Basiak102
Mary Blige means "Be without you" was one of the topics they talked about, explored and showed in her CD
by meli_rubi
osatoga it means that it is one of the topics that they deal with. They ,amage different topics and that's one of them.
by osatoga
Y.Furu to mention a particular subject
by Y.Furu
wayne226 touched on means refer to something or mention something
by wayne226
Lyricaly articles, songs and films can touch on people who have been suffered a lot in their love.
by svjetlana.m
dealt with, worked on
by niki_m
tackled, discussed
by chilena12
"to touch on" means to deal with any subject briefly without expanding too much.
by aitalfarou
cdan_2006 It means what we had learned or what we had covered in the learning of a lesson.
by cdan_2006
HEsko She means the topic aso that they handled.
by HEsko
JazzThing Be Without You was one of the topics they alluded.
by JazzThing
Karenshine touched on means refered to, concerned with or mentioned.
by Karenshine
talking about
by changawy

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hassan1234

Saudi Arabia

يتطرق ل

09:10 PM Nov 08 2007 |

keta

Brazil

It’s good to know how to use these terms in order to sound more English, specially when you are a foreign teacher.

05:55 PM Jan 04 2007 |

Everwelwisher

Pakistan

Tahir in Arabic Dress

06:33 AM Jan 04 2007 |

Nida786

Nida786

Pakistan

New slang to learn.. Nida

06:20 AM Jan 04 2007 |

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