February 5th, 2019

Hawaii Five 0::Steve & Joan

Tuesday word: Impinge

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Impinge (verb)
im·pinge [im-pinj]


verb (used without object)
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)
4. Obsolete. to come into violent contact with.

Can be confused: infringe, impinge.

Synonyms
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Related forms
im·ping·ent , adjective
im·ping·er , noun
im·pinge·ment , noun
un·im·ping·ing , adjective

Related Words for impinge
infringe, intrude, encroach, disturb, violate, influence, meddle, obtrude, touch, affect, pry, invade

Origin: 1525–35; < Medieval Latin impingere to strike against, drive at, equivalent to Latin im- im-1 + -pingere, combining form of pangere to fasten, drive in, fix; see impact

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