come in/into contact with


: to touch (something)
Do not let your skin come in/into contact with the acid.
: to see and begin communicating with (someone)
It was during that time that native people first came in/into contact with the settlers.

Examples of come in/into contact with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to throwing out the melon, that FDA advises people to wash any surfaces that may have come into contact with the cantaloupe, using hot, soapy water or a dishwasher, the agency said. Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 1 Dec. 2023 Forging close relationships with all stakeholders that come in contact with your device is a good place to start. Scott Nelson, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 If your raw turkey or its juices do come in contact with items in your kitchen, make sure to promptly clean and sanitize those areas. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Nov. 2023 That’s why the CDC recommends washing anything that could have come in contact with your recalled fruit—say, your fridge drawers, any containers or bowls, and counters. Ashia Aubourg, SELF, 21 Nov. 2023 Nintendo is banking on having more people come in contact with its intellectual property through official stores, including pop-ups, theme parks and special events, and now movies. Yuri Kageyama, Fortune, 8 Nov. 2023 Infected cattle can spread rabies to people who come into contact with them. Emily Mullin, WIRED, 31 Oct. 2023 High-risk individuals who come into contact with COVID might feel more comfortable with an N95 mask. Rachel Murphy, Verywell Health, 22 Sep. 2023 The Potomac Riverkeeper Network lawsuit charged that Alexandria had not done enough to stop the pollution, in violation of the federal Clean Water Act, and left humans and animals that come into contact with the river at risk. Teo Armus, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Come in/into contact with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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