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impend

im·pend

impend

 
pronunciation:
ihm pend
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: impended, impending, impends
definition 1: to be about to occur or appear.
The tornado was impending and we hurried to get to safety.
similar words:
loom
definition 2: to hover threateningly.
The possibility of war impended throughout the negotiations.
Word Parts
The word impend contains the following part:
pend, pens Latin root that means hang; weigh; spend