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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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.
Members of the club say it is not uncommon to make contact with stations as far away as Germany or Costa Rica, depending on the strength of the signal being transmitted.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Rita, we are anxious to make contact with all employees from the ExxonMobil Baytown Complex and Beaumont facilities to know your current situation and understand your needs.
The mental health worker had been contacted by a case worker for Tuffree's insurance company who could not make contact with Tuffree over the telephone.
0 microinch and periodically make contact with the disc's textured surface.