Definition of touch-up in English:



  • A quick improvement made to the appearance of something.

    ‘the hotels had undergone more than the customary touch-ups and refurbishing’
    • ‘Other ‘tricks of the trade’ can be utilized, such as transparency adjustments and spray-painted or cloned touch-ups.’
    • ‘Every few years I run in for a little touch-up here and there, so I don't have to have a complete overhaul.’
    • ‘After giving my hair a quick touch-up when we pulled up in front of the house where the party was being held, I grabbed Scott's extended hand and let him help me out of the car.’
    • ‘It doubles as a touch-up for hair roots between visits to hairdressers, but it will wash out.’
    • ‘You, too, will be prepared for everything from daily touch-ups to last-minute extreme repair if you keep the following essentials in your desk.’
    • ‘It was only after some persistence and assurance that the light would enhance her features and that her make-up would be retained for any necessary touch-ups that she finally consented to pose at the desired location.’
    • ‘Others have 10 stocked in their purse for touch-ups - every half hour!’
    • ‘I've been down in the basement, doing a few last minute touch-ups, because I need to hand my paintings over to the gallery manager tomorrow.’
    • ‘After a quick touch-up on the make-up I entered the living room.’
    • ‘The only problem was that it had not seen so much as a touch-up since it was built in the 1890s, and, to boot, had been abandoned for the past 20 years.’
    • ‘If having implemented the necessary touch-ups and improvements, your property still fails to sell, what are your options?’
    • ‘Humans aren't the only creatures who benefit from a touch-up.’
    • ‘We're deep into both since we have some touch-ups to do before inviting visitors to see the 4-bedroom house we're selling in Kilkenny.’
    • ‘Add an extra 10% to total for repairs and touch-ups.’
    • ‘The make-up artists are free to give the designer and PR a quick touch-up.’
    • ‘Leave a little extra powder on the brush, pop the cap on, and toss it in your bag for all-day touch-ups.’
    • ‘They sat down, did last minute make-up touch-ups, went to the bathroom - one could have cut the excitement in the air with a knife.’
    • ‘Two weeks before the wedding, in February this year, I went along to the salon for a touch-up.’
    • ‘In social situations, a quick (emphasis on speedy) at the table touch-up of lipstick is okay, but better off reserved for the ladies room when it comes to a business meeting.’
    • ‘The only minor touch-ups needed are maybe to replace an electric globe and building a kitchenette.’