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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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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.
They have come into contact with humans only twice, and biologists hope they'll be naturally people-shy in the wild.
Detection of these particles or vapours can indicate that a person is either carrying an explosive device or has come into contact with explosive substances.
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.