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contact

noun  us   /ˈkɑn·tækt/

contact noun (COMMUNICATION)

[U] communication with someone, or with a group or organization: Have you kept in contact with your friends from college? The pilot was always in contact with an air traffic controller.

contact noun (TOUCH)

[U] the touching of two objects or surfaces: Don’t let that glue come into contact with your skin.

contact noun (HELPFUL PERSON)

[C] a person whom you know and who may be able to help you in a useful way, esp. by influencing other people or by sharing knowledge with you: He tried to use his contacts to get a better job in advertising. [C] A contact is also a person you meet: My face-to-face contacts outside of the office had been mostly hotel clerks, policemen, and waitresses.
contact
verb [T]  us   /ˈkɑn·tækt/
I tried to contact him at his office but he was out to lunch.
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