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Using it for simply meeting someone it a bit of a silly extension of the meaning, in my opinion, but used in that way I should say either "touch base" or "touch bases" could crop up.
Anonymous:I guess you can choose anything you'd like, but if you want to be correct you may consider using "Touch Base". Please see http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/touchbases.html or read the book: Common Errors in English Usage by Paul Brians.
Anonymous:No gotta be "touch base". You dont each have a personal base you are touching together. You meet at one communal base to update each other with information.
Anonymous:Its actually extremely common in North America to say "We will touch base" or i will touch base with you" meaning you will follow up with someone or contact them at a later time.
I have never heard anyone saying "I'm going to go home and touch base for a while"- that is definitely incorrect.
Anonymous:To touch base, or touch basis.
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