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contact

noun
 
 
/ˈkɒntækt/
COMMUNICATION [U] B1 communication with someone, especially by speaking to them: We keep in close contact with our grandparents. Jo and I are determined not to lose contact.Communicating and keeping in touch
TOUCH [U] a situation in which two people or things are touching each other: She dislikes any kind of physical contact. Wash your hands if they come into contact with chemicals.Touching and feelingShowing affection
PERSON [C] A2 someone you know who may be able to help you because of their job or position: business contacts Employees and colleaguesFriends, acquaintances and contemporaries
EYE [C] ( also contact lens) a small piece of plastic that you put on your eye to make you see more clearly →  See also eye contact Eyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers
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