make contact with (someone or something)

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make contact with (someone or something)

1. To communicate with someone. Has anyone made contact with Grandma since the storm hit?
2. To touch someone or something. Be careful not to make contact with that plant—it's poison ivy. We have a massive leak because the construction crew made contact with a pipe while drilling in our basement.
3. To engage with an unknown entity for the first time. Do you think we'll ever make contact with intelligent life? The government strictly forbids anyone from making contact with the indigenous tribe.
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Two days after the photograph was taken, the ARA San Juan made contact with land for the last time.
The court heard O'Hehir initially made contact with the paedophilehunter - posing as 19-year-old "Chloe" - through Plenty of Fish in March.
TEHRAN (FNA)- More than 40 people were injured on Tuesday after a high-speed train made contact with an unoccupied parked train outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to official with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.
Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, both from South Shields, have not made contact with their families since.
She started kicking out at Ms Patterson in the stomach area (and) made contact with her face a couple of times.
The court heard how Donofrio had made contact with a teenager on the classified advert site where she was offering her services as a dog walker.
Ian Long, 41, was last seen by his sister at an address on Honeysuckle Road in Hesketh Bank on Tuesday September 5 2014 but has not made contact with family members since.
Joseph Oroszlan made contact with his first victim on the Plenty of Fish website.
FROM BACK PAGE made contact with Cole after taking over at Anfield.
Summary: Saracens have confirmed they have made contact with Gavin Henson as a possible solution to their potential problem at fly-half.
This conclusion in inevitable since the state auditor revealed that 18 economic promoters made contact with over 11,000 companies and only 118 of them decided to visit Macedonia.
She has made contact with her grandmother since her disappearance, but police are urging anyone who knows her whereabouts to call 0151 777 3416
Terry, who is still in limbo as to whether he'll be retained as England captain, said: "I haven't made contact with the manager and he hasn't made contact with me.
His interest extended so far, he made contact with Liverpool at the start of his own coaching career in Sweden.
Before taking office in 2004, Norman made contact with all the Utah NCTMs requesting a CD of one of their performances, either a college performance or certification recital, then compiled a CD of the performances and distributed them to all board members and chapter presidents to use as a recruitment tool.