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Phrasal Verbs

touch on

This page is about the phrasal verb touch on

Meaning

to talk briefly about something when speaking or writing about another topic

Synonym

mention

For example

  • touch on sth The only major issue that the president didn't touch on was increasing health costs.

  • touch on sth The talk was mostly about global warming, but the speaker also touched on several other environmental issues.

Quick Quiz

In his speech, Karl touched on the issue of human trafficking and spoke about it for

a. a minute or two

b. nearly an hour

c. a really long time

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