- Present participle of impinge.
Variant of impinge
intransitive verbimpinged, impinging
- to strike, hit, or dash (on, upon, or against something)
- to touch (on or upon); have an effect: an idea that impinges on one's mind
- to make inroads or encroach (on or upon the property or rights of another)
Origin of impingeClassical Latin impingere ; from in-, in + pangere, to strike: see fang