1 meeting/talking/writing to sb

She is still in close contact with Sarah.

constant, daily, frequent, regular
direct, personal

Have you had any direct contact with the director of the company?

face-to-face, visual
email, radio, telephone

She was deprived of all human contact for three weeks.

be in, have
come into, establish, get in, initiate, make

In his job he comes into contact with many different people.

We first established contact with the organization in 2002.

When I arrive Delhi I'll get in contact with him.

put sb in

I put my cousin in contact with a friend who works at the company.

keep, maintain

Maintaining contact after many years can be difficult.

keep in, remain in, stay in

Let's try to stay in contact!

break off
contact between

There has been no contact between them for several years.

contact with

I have very little contact with Simon now.

2 person you know who can help you
good, useful, valuable
business, personal

He has a lot of good contacts in the music industry.

build up (esp. BrE), develop, make

It takes time to develop contacts.

I made a lot of useful business contacts at the conference.


He used his contacts to get his son a publishing job.

3 when people/things touch/see each other
physical, sexual

The disease is transmitted through physical contact.


He never makes eye contact with me.

come into

Do not let the glue come into contact with water.

avoid, prevent
in contact

For a brief moment their lips were in contact.

on contact

The light will go out on contact with water.

contact between

There should be no contact between the separate samples.

contact with
by email, by phone, by telephone

He can be contacted by phone on the number given below.

do not hesitate to contact sb

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Contact is used with these nouns as the object: ↑authority, ↑bureau, ↑Congressman, Congresswoman, ↑department, ↑office, ↑police, ↑reference, ↑relative, ↑spirit, ↑vet, ↑veterinarian

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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