bring (someone or something) into contact with (someone or something)

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bring (someone or something) into contact with (someone or something)

1. To introduce someone to someone else so that they can communicate in the future. My best friend wants to get fit, so I brought her into contact with my personal trainer.
2. To cause something to physically touch something else. This usage can refer to both people and things. Don't bring that wire into contact with this one! I start sneezing any time I am brought into contact with pollen.
See also: bring, contact
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bring someone or something into contact with someone or something

to cause things or people to touch or associate with one another. She hasn't been the same since I brought her into contact with the child who had chicken pox. Don't bring your hand in contact with the poison ivy. Don't bring him into contact with Fred.
See also: bring, contact
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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So long before being forwarded to Tampa Town, the iron ore, molten in the great furnaces of Coldspring, and brought into contact with coal and silicium heated to a high temperature, was carburized and transformed into cast iron.
If I say, that in any creature breathing is only a function indispensable to vitality, inasmuch as it withdraws from the air a certain element, which being subsequently brought into contact with the blood imparts to the blood its vivifying principle, I do not think I shall err; though I may possibly use some superfluous scientific words.
He gazed at the great houses without respect or envy, at the men with a fierce contempt, at the women with a sore feeling that if by chance he should be brought into contact with any of them they would regard him as a sort of wild animal, to be hurnoured or avoided purely as a matter of self-interest.
I happen to be originally brought into contact with you, Lizzie, on those two occasions that you know of.
It recounts, in the Richardsonian letter form, the experiences of a country girl of good breeding and ideally fine character who is introduced into the life of London high society, is incidentally brought into contact with disagreeable people of various types, and soon achieves a great triumph by being acknowledged as the daughter of a repentant and wealthy man of fashion and by marrying an impossibly perfect young gentleman, also of great wealth.
I knew that you could not keep up an acquaintance with your cousin without being brought into contact with him; and I knew he would detest you on my account; so for your own good, and nothing else, I took precautions that you should not see Linton again.
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For this purpose, the gas is brought into contact with amine-based solvents, such as monoethanolamine (MEA), diethanolamine (DEA), methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) or MDEA/piperazine solutions (activated MDEA).
Jurors heard her injuries were consistent with being shaken and her head brought into contact with a hard object with significant force.
Her latest case, chronicled in Down a Dark Road (Minotaur, $26.99, 304 pages, ISBN 9781250121288), finds Burkholder forcibly brought into contact with one of those early friends, Joseph King, who recently escaped from prison where he was serving a life sentence for murdering his wife.
It shows Leah and Natalie are living in an area where poverty and wealth are just streets apart - and when they are both brought into contact with two other characters from their old estate, the tensions threaten to reach breaking point.
Substances can be brought into contact with other materials in the water bridge for the purpose of chemical reactions, water can become a "water battery" as a storage of electric charge, and acids and alkalis can be produced without any opposing ions -- without acid and alkaline water.
Key statement: In a pneumatic tire for heavy load in which a rubber chafer (8) is disposed at least in a part brought into contact with a rim in a bead part (1), the rubber chafer uses a rubber composition which comprises 45 to 55 parts by mass of butadiene base rubbers containing 10 to 30 parts by mass of a syndiotactic 1,2-structure-containing polybutadiene rubber and 45 to 55 parts by mass of a natural rubber as a rubber component and more than 50 parts by mass and less than 60 parts by mass of carbon black having DBP of 85 to 115 ml/100 g and a specific surface area by nitrogen adsorption ([N.sub.2]SA) of 50 to 100 [m.sup.2]/g based on 100 parts by mass of the rubber component.
The motorised devices have been banned by a number of airlines over concerns about their lithium batteries, which can in some cases spark if brought into contact with other metal objects.