Impinge



[im-pinj] /ɪmˈpɪndʒ/

verb (used without object), impinged, impinging.
1.
to make an impression; have an effect or impact (usually followed by on or upon):
to impinge upon the imagination; social pressures that impinge upon one’s daily life.
2.
to encroach; infringe (usually followed by on or upon):
to impinge on another’s rights.
3.
to strike; dash; collide (usually followed by on, upon, or against):
rays of light impinging on the eye.
verb (used with object), impinged, impinging.
4.
Obsolete. to come into violent contact with.
/ɪmˈpɪndʒ/
verb
1.
(intransitive; usually foll by on or upon) to encroach or infringe; trespass: to impinge on someone’s time
2.
(intransitive; usually foll by on, against, or upon) to collide (with); strike
v.

1530s, “fasten or fix forcibly,” from Latin impingere “drive into, strike against,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in, on, upon” (see in- (2)) + pangere “to fix, fasten” (see pact). Sense of “encroach, infringe” first recorded 1738. Related: Impinged; impinging.

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