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 for To touch upon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Touch \Touch\, v. i.
     1. To be in contact; to be in a state of junction, so that no
        space is between; as, two spheres touch only at points.
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     2. To fasten; to take effect; to make impression. [R.]
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              Strong waters pierce metals, and will touch upon
              gold, that will not touch upon silver. --Bacon.
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     3. To treat anything in discourse, especially in a slight or
        casual manner; -- often with on or upon.
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              If the antiquaries have touched upon it, they
              quitted it.                           --Addison.
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     4. (Naut) To be brought, as a sail, so close to the wind that
        its weather leech shakes.
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     To touch and go (Naut.), to touch bottom lightly and
        without damage, as a vessel in motion.
     To touch at, to come or go to, without tarrying; as, the
        ship touched at Lisbon.
     To touch on or To touch upon,
        (a) to come or go to for a short time. [R.]
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                  I made a little voyage round the lake, and
                  touched on the several towns that lie on its
                  coasts.                           --Addison.
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        (b) to discuss briefly, as only a small part of a

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