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contact / contacto
 
contact   [ˈkɒntækt]
A. -noun
1. (=connection)   contacto (m)
·to come [into] contact with
·tocar
(violently)   chocar con
2. (=communication)   comunicaciónoun (f)
·to be [in] contact with something/somebody
·estar en contacto con algo/somebody, someone
·to get [into] contact with
·ponerse en contacto con
·to [lose] contact (with somebody)
·perder el contacto (con somebody, someone)
·to [make] contact (with somebody)
·ponerse en contacto (con somebody, someone)
·I seem to make no contact with him
·me resulta imposible comunicar con él
radio  
3. (electricity)   contacto (m)
·to make/break a contact
(in circuit)   hacer/interrumpir el contacto
4. (=personal connection)   relaciónoun (f)   pejorative   enchufe (m),   cuña (f) Latin America,   hueso (m) Mexico Mexico,   muñeca (f) Southern Cone Southern Cone
(=intermediary)   contacto (m)
·he has a lot of contacts
·tiene muchas relaciones
·[business] contacts
relaciones feminine plural comerciales
·he rang up one of his business contacts
·llamó a uno de sus colegas comerciales
·you have to have a contact in the business
·hay que tener un buen enchufe en el negocio
·he'noun got [good] contacts
·tiene buenas relaciones
B. -transitive verb
(generally)   contactar con,   ponerse en contacto con   (by telephone etcetera)   comunicar con
·where can we contact you?
·¿cómo podemos ponernos en contacto contigo?,   ¿dónde podemos encontrarte?
C. -compound
·contact adhesive   -noun   adhesivo (m) de contacto
·contact breaker   -noun   (electricity)   interruptor (m)
·contact details   -noun plural   informaciónoun feminine singular de contacto
·contact lens   -noun   lente (f) de contacto,   lentilla (f)
·contact man   -noun   intermediario (m)
·contact number   -noun   nounúmero masculine singular de contacto
·contact print   -noun   contact (m)
 
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