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To be or to not be in contact with someone - thesaurus


hear from

if you hear from someone, they write to you, phone you, email you etc



to continue to communicate with someone and not allow a relationship to end



formal if two people correspond, they regularly write letters to each other

in touch (with someone)

to see, speak to, or write to someone

in touch (with someone)

to speak or write to someone, especially after you have not spoken to them for a long time

in touch (with someone)

to continue to write or speak to someone although you do not see them often

lose touch/contact (with someone)

to not know where someone is or what they are doing because you have not talked to or communicated with them for a long time



a complete lack of communication with someone by letter, telephone, or other means

out of touch

to not see, speak to, or write to someone any longer



if you have contact with a new idea or way of life, you learn about it by communicating with other people

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cut out the middleman

to deal directly with someone instead of talking to their representatives, or to avoid unnecessary stages in a process

have not seen hide nor hair of someone

to have definitely not seen someone

hear of

to receive news about someone

in touch (with someone)

to tell someone the name, telephone number etc of a person or organization that can give them information or help

not hear a dicky bird

informal to not hear any noise or any news about someone

see the last of someone/something

to never see or hear about someone or something again

touch base

to communicate with someone that you have not seen for some time in order to find out how they are, what is happening etc



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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