verb (used without object), im·pinged, im·ping·ing.
verb (used with object), im·pinged, im·ping·ing.
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Origin of impinge
OTHER WORDS FROM impingeim·ping·ent, adjectiveim·ping·er, nounim·pinge·ment, nounun·im·ping·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH impingeinfringe, impinge
Words nearby impinge
Example sentences from the Web for impinge
Things are distant, but in so far as they impinge at all, not unpleasant.Elia Kazan to Tennessee Williams: You Gotta Suffer to Sing the Blues|Elia Kazan|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nor does it impinge on "the fundamental right of privacy guaranteed by the United States Constitution."Our Dumb Puritan Laws: Sex Bans and Illegal Adultery|Kevin Bleyer|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hines's pictures don't make us feel miserable enough, for the misery of their subjects to impinge fully on us.
What could come closer to the anti-retinal position of Duchamp than paintings so dark they can barely impinge on our retinas?
The new guidelines do not impinge on the free-trade agreement or other agreements governing cultural and sports exchanges.Business Is Personal: Why the EU's New Guidelines Could Hurt Israel's Economy|Bernard Avishai|July 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is strange at such times how trivial things impinge on the consciousness with a shock as of something important and immense.
The imagination of the line is meant to be impressed by the spectacle of the heavy mass about to impinge on it.Battles of English History|H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
There the tone is straightened out, and made to impinge on the roof of the mouth at a precisely defined point.The Psychology of Singing|David C. Taylor
It did not impinge on his own jealously guarded circle of activity, on his own task of bringing a fugitive to justice.The Shadow|Arthur Stringer
Is such quick acceptance found now where Easterns and Westerns impinge?