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Translation of contact in Spanish:


American English: /ˈkɑnˌtækt/
British English: /ˈkɒntakt/
  • 1 1.1 uncountable (physical) avoid contact with the skin/eyes
    evite el contacto con la piel/los ojos
    bodily contact is not allowed in this sport
    no se permite el contacto físico en este deporte
    to come in/into contact with something
    hacer contacto con algo
    the plane's wheels made contact with the ground
    las ruedas del avión tocaron tierra
    point of contact (before noun) contact adhesive
    adhesivo (masculine) de contacto
    Example sentences
    • It is spread by coming in contact with the blood of an infected person.
    • I found that my left hand was resting on my own forehead, not quite in contact with it but touching the ends of the fine, raised little hairs standing up on my skin.
    • Lice are wingless and they cannot jump, unlike fleas, but instead they spread through physical contact.
    1.2 uncountable and countable (association, communication) to have contact with somebody
    tener contacto or trato con alguien
    tratarse con alguien
    we had little contact
    no teníamos mucho contacto or trato
    no nos tratábamos mucho
    my contact with him was purely professional
    mi trato con él era exclusivamente profesional
    radio contact
    contacto por radio
    to come in/into contact with somebody
    tratar a alguien
    to be/get in contact with somebody
    estar/ponerse en contacto con alguien
    to lose contact with somebody
    perder (el) contacto con alguien
    the agents failed to make contact
    los agentes no lograron establecer contacto
    be sure to make contact with our office
    no deje de ponerse en contacto con nuestra oficina
    Example sentences
    • His family lost contact with him for six nerve-racking hours, before finally getting word that he was safe and well.
    • He had lost contact with his family and deteriorated into alcoholism.
    • Det Insp Chris Binns said Donna had lost contact with her family and fallen in with the ‘wrong crowd’.
    Example sentences
    • They want ministers and civil servants to give annual reports about all meetings or significant contacts with lobbyists, their clients or other special-interest groups.
    • As a matter of fact, we are continuing our contacts and meetings.
    • This had the additional benefit of keeping communities to a size that allowed face-to-face communication and intimate personal contacts between all members.
  • 2 (Electricity) 2.1 uncountable (connection) to make contact
    hacer contacto
    to break contact
    interrumpir el contacto
    2.2 countable (terminal)
    Example sentences
    • Method and apparatus for preparing and metallizing high aspect ratio silicon semiconductor device contacts to reduce the resistivity thereof
    • Grounding contacts are disposed adjacent the ball contacts, where the grounding contacts are electrically connected to the ground plane.
    • The conductive contact will electrically connect with the diffused region through the landing pad.
  • 3 countable (influential person) he got the job through contacts
    consiguió el trabajo a través de sus contactos
    Example sentences
    • In doing so they may gain information, opportunities, contacts, networks, and assistance.
    • A secondary benefit of these contacts is the information you impart regarding your camp mission, programming, and counseling opportunities.
    • Rose suspects it happens frequently, that officers use whatever opportunities arise with juveniles to pump contacts for information and ask them to be informers.
  • 4 countable (Medicine)all the carrier's contacts must be traced
    deben localizarse todas las personas que hayan estado en contacto con el portador
    Example sentences
    • Brooks and colleagues also found variability in the number of latent infections among contacts of 21 patients with TB.
    • Identification of contacts of patients with infectious TB and treatment of those at risk with an effective drug regimen.
    • No healthcare workers in the clinic or close contacts of the patients became infected.

transitive verb

American English: /ˈkɑnˌtækt/
, /kənˈtækt/
British English: /ˈkɒntakt/
, /kənˈtakt/
  • ponerse en contacto con
    contactar (con)
    where can I contact you?
    ¿dónde puedo contactarlo or localizarlo?
    ¿cómo puedo contactar con usted?
    Example sentences
    • For more information you can contact any committee member or the phone numbers below.
    • The closing date for payment of the same is March 31st and for further information contact any member of the executive.
    • For further information please contact any committee member or look in local press.
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