careful not to <touch><brush against> the couch

Golta

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Persian-Iran
Hi all!
Let’s say someone has sticky hands, and I’m trying to tell them to avoid touching the couch with their hand to prevent a stain. Would I just say “careful not to touch the couch”? Or “careful not to brush against the couch”?
Any other word that would accurately describe an accidental touch?
Thank you and Happy Easter!
 
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  • ewie

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    Hullo Golta ~ Happy 15th May;)
    Careful not to touch the couch is fine. Also: Keep your sticky fingers off the couch ~ this sounds more strict, what a mother might say to a child. No touching the couch with those fingers and Keep your hands off the couch are even stricter.
    I'd only use brush against if the sticky stuff was on someone's clothes.
     

    Golta

    Member
    Persian-Iran
    Hullo Golta ~ Happy 15th May;)
    Careful not to touch the couch is fine. Also: Keep your sticky fingers off the couch ~ this sounds more strict, what a mother might say to a child. No touching the couch with those fingers and Keep your hands off the couch are even stricter.
    I'd only use brush against if the sticky stuff was on someone's clothes.
    Thanks a lot, Ewie! ☺
     
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