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 ?
I heard the unseen dogs growl furiously, and forthwith he ducked back,-- coming into contact with the hand I put out to fend him off from myself.
As I now recall the scene of my first year, I do not believe that one often has the opportunity of coming into contact with three or four hundred men and women who were so tremendously in earnest as these men and women were.
And it would be very interesting, coming into contact with the races below us.
He said his boys were inclined to be quarrelsome, and so were better off at a distance; and he, himself, was around but little, and then always avoided coming into contact with the ladies.
Of course it was of the utmost importance to prevent you from thinking better of it, and also to keep you from coming into contact with any one who might tell you that your double was at work in Mawson's office.
They were two extremes of natural and social wretchedness, coming into contact and aiding each other.
Miss Slowboy, conscious of some mysterious reference to The Old Gentleman, and connecting in her mystified imagination certain associations of a religious nature with the phrase, was so disturbed, that hastily rising from the low chair by the fire to seek protection near the skirts of her mistress, and coming into contact as she crossed the doorway with an ancient Stranger, she instinctively made a charge or butt at him with the only offensive instrument within her reach.
"We are making a number of urgent enquiries to establish the full circumstances leading to this boy coming into contact with the overhead power lines.
ATEENAGE boy was left with blistering up and down both his arms - after coming into contact with hogweed.
"The public should be particularly careful to avoid sitting down near infected trees and avoid coming into contact with the caterpillar."
Yulia Skripal, 33, was discharged five weeks after coming into contact with the military-grade nerve agent Novichok.
Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team said: "Palm oil can become contaminated with other waste products and because it is edible it can be attractive to dogs who can become ill after coming into contact with it and in extreme cases it can prove fatal.
And by limiting the number of s3xual partners you have, you reduce the chances of coming into contact with someone with an STD.
Across the Bristol Channel, Adam Hodgson, 11, has become the latest victim of what has been described as "the most dangerous plant in the UK", joining dozens of others who have suffered horrific injuries after coming into contact with it.