physical contact

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Noun1.physical contact - the act of touching physically; "her fingers came in contact with the light switch"
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
wipe, rub - the act of rubbing or wiping; "he gave the hood a quick rub"
fair ball - (baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it stays between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field
snick - a glancing contact with the ball off the edge of the cricket bat
laying on - the act of contacting something with your hand; "peonies can be blighted by the laying on of a finger"
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please understand me," said Stepan Arkadyevitch, touching his hand again, as though feeling sure this physical contact would soften his brother-in-law.
Formerly these disputes were settled by physical contact of the disputants, with such simple arguments as the rudimentary logic of the times could supply -- the sword, the spear, and so forth.
Milvain felt that it would be easier to tell her niece what she wished to say if they were actually in physical contact, for the spiritual distance between them was formidable.
Razumov had felt that woman's observation of him like a physical contact, like a hand resting lightly on his shoulder.
The result: The animals responded the same way to artificial stimulation as they did to physical contact.
Du Plessis was fined half his match fee on the physical contact charge, the report said.
When they started the experiment, they were greeted in different ways: by a female or male experimenter and with a light, comforting touch on the shoulder, a handshake, or no physical contact at all.
Meanwhile, umpires Rudi Koertzen and Tony Hill felt that Styris had contributed to the verbal exchange that preceded the physical contact.
After that incident, Pitt has got a no physical contact clause, which means any journalist who wants to sit down with one of Hollywood's hunkiest dads will have to first agree to keep their paws off the pretty boy.
Kathleen Clegg, deputy principal of Donaldson's School for the Deaf in Edinburgh, said there had to be physical contact when a person wanted to attract the attention of someone who was, perhaps, not looking at them.
In a survey done by UK-based job portal TotalJobs, two out of five people supported a complete ban on any physical contact in the workplace, as many respondents had been at the receiving end of awkward interactions.
According to a recent survey of 2,000 adults on Totaljobs, three out of four were keen for a complete physical contact ban when at work.

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