touch woodRate this phrase:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it
To make contact with wood to avert bad luck, in accordance with a folk practice.

Additional definitions for 'touch wood':

touch woodHopefully; said while touching something wooden, to avert superstitious bad luck from what has just been said.
See them all »

Translation

Find a translation for the touch wood phrase in other languages:

Select another language:

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similiar to touch wood

Discuss this touch wood phrase with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this touch wood definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"touch wood." Phrases.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 19 Nov. 2017. <http://www.phrases.net/phrase/touch-wood_15480>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!