come in(to) contact

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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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References in classic literature ?
Such a fish is the sturgeon, which goes rooting along like a pig, and indeed is often called "pig-fish." Pricked by the first hook it touches, the sturgeon gives a startled leap and comes into contact with half a dozen more hooks.
When one cell comes into contact with three other cells, which, from the spheres being nearly of the same size, is very frequently and necessarily the case, the three flat surfaces are united into a pyramid; and this pyramid, as Huber has remarked, is manifestly a gross imitation of the three-sided pyramidal basis of the cell of the hive-bee.
If it comes into contact with eyes it can even cause blindness.
Anyone who inadvertently comes into contact with the insect named the pine processionary (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) or its larvae, should seek medical attention.
Key statement: A pneumatic tire is provided with a tread having a shoulder portion isolated by a main groove, and a slit formed on the shoulder portion, wherein a first tapered portion is formed on a side wall of the slit which comes into contact with the ground first when the tire is rotating, and a second tapered portion is formed on the side wall of the slit which comes into contact with the ground later, an end of the first tapered portion on the main groove side is located at a position closer to the main groove than the end of the second tapered portion on the main groove side, and the second tapered portion is formed so that a width on an opening end of the slit opening at a contact surface is wider than the width of the portion where the second tapered portion is not formed.
Anyone who comes into contact with the substance is advised to wash it off with soap and wash clothing.
Medics say the green and white plant can cause huge blisters and ulcers - or even blindness if it comes into contact with the eyes.
If the powder comes into contact with water it turns into the lethal gas hydrogen cyanide.
It features a patented lift up mechanism flips up when it comes into contact with racking systems or dock plates.
Instead of sand, Quick Dams contain a powder that turns into a gel and expands inside the bag when it comes into contact with water.
This is "switched on" only if it comes into contact with a protein that is specifically released by cancer cells.
Series 2 for dry-air applications acts directly on the silicon chip and comes into contact with the strain gauges of the Wheatstone bridge.
The hand-held device has energy-efficient UV LEDs (ultraviolet light emitting diodes) fitted around the spray nozzle, which enable the curing process to begin the instant the paint comes into contact with the repaired surface.
This will react with anything it comes into contact with.