Basic+ Word of the Day: contact

contact (verb, noun) past tense: contacted LISTEN

Contact us.

If you contact someone, it means that you speak to them on the phone, or send them an email, letter or message.

  • You can contact me at my email address.

If you get in contact with someone, it means that you contact them.

  • I’ll try to get in contact with her tonight.

If you are in contact with someone, it means that you sometimes speak to them or write to them.

  • I’m still in contact with all my friends from school.

Related words

Contact lenses are something that you can wear if you don’t want to wear glasses. You put them on your eyes, and they help you to see better. For example, “I prefer wearing contact lenses when I’m playing sports.”

In pop culture

Contact is a movie about a scientist who wants to show that aliens are real. One day, she hears a message from space – aliens are trying to contact humans! In this video, you can see the start of the movie. At the start of the video, we can see Earth, and we hear songs on the radio. Later in the video, the songs and news reports are older. Why do you think they’re older?

There are other meanings of contact.
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