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.
See also: contact, make
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But it was a moot point because his glove did not make contact with the thrown ball.
I would urge anyone who might know of Ian's whereabouts or Ian himself, if he sees this appeal, to make contact with us to let us know he is safe."
HOW do I, a mere mortal, make contact with a grown-up person who's capable of making a decision in an enormous money-making business such as BT?
The teams had to make contact with as many stations as possible over a 24-hour period.
The Irish team captain, Sean Donnellan, said they were aiming to make contact with one island every minute.