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come in(to) contact

1. Literally, to touch someone or something. Jill got chicken pox too after coming in contact with her cousins while they were sick. Be careful not to come into contact with that plant—it's poison ivy.
2. To encounter someone or something. I'd never come into contact with this theory before, but it's pretty interesting.
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come in(to) contact

 (with someone or something)
1. Lit. to touch someone or something, probably unknowingly. How many people have come into contact with the sick man? He came in contact with almost no one.
2. Fig. to meet up with and learn about someone or something. Have you ever come into contact with trigonometry before? I have never come in contact with anything so difficult.
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"He must have come into contact with the sap of the plant, which resulted the following day in a red rash, accompanied by painful blisters on the sun-exposed areas.
"Another important point is that farm equipment spraying jets of water or pesticides can, if they come into contact with power lines, provide a circuit of electricity that can cause death or serious injury to the equipment's operator."
Gas or fuel oil-fired furnaces produce combustion byproducts that contain considerable moisture and should not come into contact with or be directed above the molten aluminum bath.
When people are in public places where cat owners have been, they can come into contact with the tiny allergens.
You come into contact with these microscopic particles every day.
The mental health community refers to these qualities under the diagnostic description Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).(1) Because individuals with ADHD come into contact with the criminal justice system at a statistically higher rate than others in the general population,(2) criminal justice officials, including police administrators, should be aware of the implications ADHD has for the profession.
It never hurts for officers to understand as much as possible about the people with whom they come into contact. No data exists to suggest that symptoms of ADHD in and of themselves require any specific types of interview or interrogation techniques.
Susceptibility to allergies is hereditary, meaning that people whose families have a history of allergies can expect to have allergic reactions when they come into contact with the offending plants.
"Similarly, any farm equipment that sprays jets of water or pesticides can, if they come into contact with overhead power lines, provide a circuit for the electricity to flow through and can cause death or injury to the operators of that equipment.