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impinge

im·pinge

impinge

 
pronunciation:
ihm pInj
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: impinged, impinges, impinging
definition 1: to strike or collide with something (usu. fol. by on or upon).
A blaring car horn impinged on my thoughts.
similar words:
knock
definition 2: to encroach (usu. fol. by on or upon).
We do not want the school policy to impinge on our parental authority.
similar words:
trespass
definition 3: to have an effect or influence (usu. fol. by on or upon).
His opinion impinged on her choice.
derivations: impingement (n.), impinger (n.)