English - Vietnamese Dictionary
contact /kɔntækt/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự chạm, sự tiếp xúc
- our troops are in contact with the enemy: quân ta đã chạm với quân địch
- point of contact: điểm tiếp xúc
- (điện học) sự cho tiếp xúc; chỗ tiếp xúc (hai dòng điện); cái ngắt điện, cái công tắc ((cũng) contact piece)
- to break contact: cắt điện, ngắt điện
- sự tiếp xúc, sự giao thiệp, sự gặp gỡ, sự giao dịch, sự đi lại, sự lui tới
- to be in contact with someone: giao thiệp với ai, tiếp xúc với ai
- (số nhiều) (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) cơ hội gặp gỡ, cơ hội làm quen
- (y học) người có thể truyền bệnh (vì đã tiếp xúc với người bệnh)
- to come in (into) contact with
- tiếp xúc với, giao thiệp với
- out of contact
- không có quan hệ gì, không gần gũi, không tiếp xúc
- to lose contact with
- mất bóng (ai); đứt liên lạc với (ai); không gặp (ai)
- ngoại động từ
- cho tiếp với, cho tiếp xúc với
+the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity
+the act of touching physically
+the physical coming together of two or more things
+a person who is in a position to give you special assistance
+a channel for communication between groups
+(electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact
+a communicative interaction
+a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
+be in or establish communication with
+be in direct physical contact with; make contact
Advanced English Dictionary
1 junction, conjunction, connection:
If the wires make contact, the fuse will blow.
2 acquaintance, friend, connection, Colloq US in:
I have a contact on the board of directors.
3 touch, communication, association:
Are you still in contact with Georgina?
4 get in touch with, communicate with, reach, get hold of; phone, ring (up), telephone, speak to or with, write to, correspond with:
Try to contact the manager at his home.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
act of communicating
1 [U] ~ (with sb)
~ (between A and B) the act of communicating with sb, especially regularly: I don't have much contact with my uncle. + There is little contact between the two organizations. + Have you kept in contact with any of your friends from college (= do you still see them or speak or write to them)? + She's lost contact with (= no longer sees or writes to) her son. + I finally made contact with (= succeeded in speaking to or meeting) her in Paris. + The organization put me in contact with other people in a similar position (= gave me their addresses or telephone numbers). + two people avoiding eye contact (= avoiding looking directly at each other) + Here's my contact number (= temporary telephone number) while I'm away.
touching sb / sth
2 [U] the state of touching sth: His fingers were briefly in contact with the ball. + This substance should not come into contact with food. + a fear of physical contact + She blushed at the sudden contact of his hand against her arm. + This pesticide kills insects on contact (= as soon as it touches them). + This chemical is liable to explode on contact with water.
meeting sb / sth
3 [U] the state of meeting sb or having to deal with sth: In her job she often comes into contact with (= meets) lawyers. + Children should be brought into contact with poetry at an early age.
4 [C, usually pl.] an occasion on which you meet or communicate with sb; a relationship with sb: We have good contacts with the local community. + The company has maintained trade contacts with India.
5 [C] a person that you know, especially sb who can be helpful to you in your work: social / personal contacts + I've made some useful contacts in journalism. + She has several contacts in New York.
6 [C] an electrical connection: The switches close the contacts and complete the circuit.
7 (contacts) [pl.] (informal) = CONTACT LENSES
8 [C] a person who may be infectious because he or she has recently been near to sb with a CONTAGIOUS disease
Idioms see POINT n.
+ verb [VN] to communicate with sb, for example by telephone or letter: I've been trying to contact you all day. + Witnesses to the accident are asked to contact the police.
1 meeting/talking/writing to sb
She is still in close contact with Sarah.
| regular | direct
Have you had any direct contact with the director of the company?
VERB + CONTACT
be in, have | come into, establish, get in, make
In his job, he comes into contact with many different people. We first established contact with the organization in 1999. When I arrive in New York, 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, stay in
Maintaining contact after many years can be difficult.
| break off | lose
There has been no contact between them for several years.
| ~ with
I have very little contact with Simon now.
2 person you know who can help you
good, useful, valuable | business, personal
VERB + CONTACT
He has a lot of good contacts in the music industry.
| build up, make
It takes time to build up contacts. I made a lot of useful business contacts at the conference.
3 when people/things touch each other
The disease is transmitted through physical contact.
VERB + CONTACT
Do not let the glue come into contact with water.
For a brief moment their lips were in contact.
| on ~
The light will go out on contact with water.
| ~ between
There should be no contact between the separate samples.
| ~ withverb
immediately | directly | personally | by email, by phone/telephone
He can be contacted by phone on the telephone number given below.
do not hesitate to contact sb
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
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