make contact with


: to touch (something)
The train's wheels should make contact with the track continuously.

Examples of make contact with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And then there were moments where Lily asked me to, with the rubber ax, make contact with her body. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 May 2023 As LeBron James drove toward the basket with a second left in regulation, Jayson Tatum appeared to make contact with James’s arm, but no foul was called. Brittany Bowker,, 31 Jan. 2023 And the supernatural is just a way to deal with it, and estrange myself from it in a way that allows me as the writer to make contact with some of these ideas. Christian Holub,, 31 Oct. 2022 In terms of the city’s community policing effort, the mayor said a couple of times a week officers make contact with residents or business owners for face-to-face interaction. John Benson, cleveland, 24 Oct. 2022 The residence at 813 W. 15th St. had been struck by three bullets, and although police attempted to make contact with a homeowner, no one answered the door, according to the report. Joseph Flaherty, Arkansas Online, 21 June 2022 Officers attempted to make contact with him over the next several hours, police said. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 30 Mar. 2022 Police say the officer’s vehicle did not make contact with the Honda Civic and was not involved in the crash. Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2022 In the past, bobsledders used blow torches to heat their runners, the blades that make contact with the ice, reducing friction to make their sleds faster. New York Times, 17 Feb. 2022

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“Make contact with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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