Impinge meaning

ĭm-pĭnj
(intransitive, figuratively) To interfere with; to encroach (on, upon).
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Impinge is defined as to hit, trespass or have an effect on something.

An example of impinge is rain falling on a windshield.

An example of impinge is being in a person's personal space.

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To encroach upon; limit.
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To make inroads or encroach (on or upon the property or rights of another)
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(now rare) To make a physical impact (on); to collide, to crash (upon).
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(intransitive) To have an effect upon; to limit.
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Origin of impinge

  • Latin impingere in- against in–2 pangere to fasten pag- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin impingō (“dash against, impinge”).

    From Wiktionary