Impinge Definition

impinged, impinges, impinging
impinged, impinges, impinging
To have an effect or influence.
American Heritage
To strike, hit, or dash (on, upon, or against something)
Webster's New World
To make inroads or encroach (on or upon the property or rights of another)
Webster's New World
To touch (on or upon); have an effect.
An idea that impinges on one's mind.
Webster's New World
To advance over or press upon something.
Pain caused by a bone impinging upon a nerve.
American Heritage

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

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