Definition of touch someone up in English:

touch someone up

phrasal verb

British
informal
  • Caress someone without their consent, for one's own sexual pleasure.

    ‘he was sacked after one of his pupils accused him of touching her up’
    • ‘He asks a second young woman, ‘Will you let me touch you up, or should I use a stripper?’’
    • ‘Amidst booming drum 'n' bass, models stilettoed through the sawdust and sauntered around the audience whilst being accosted by wide boys shouting abuse and touching them up.’
    • ‘S also said that R was ‘really weird’ and frequently woke up shouting that ‘lads were touching her up’ at nights when there was nobody else in the room.’
    • ‘‘I'm suggesting that happened more than once, a security guy came up to you and said that females were complaining that you had been touching them up,’ said Mr Newbury.’
    • ‘They run into many stereotypical tourists - the British are a bunch of football hooligans, led by Vinnie Jones, the Italians are represented by an outrageously gay man, who touches Scotty up in train tunnels, etc.’
    • ‘No, she was not there at that time. She was only there that time when them two were touching me up.’
    • ‘Many women working in the City also say they are touched up by both colleagues, contacts or competitors at such events, and think objecting could be bad for business.’
    fondle, molest, feel up
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