verb (used without object), im·pinged, im·ping·ing.
verb (used with object), im·pinged, im·ping·ing.
Origin of impinge
Examples 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.
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
This is just another attempt to impinge upon freedom of speech and free expression.
India, despite important contributions to Chinese religious thought, was too far away to impinge greatly upon the Chinese.Government in Republican China|Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
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
At length, in its turn, the track of totality begins to impinge upon the earth.Astronomy of To-day|Cecil G. Dolmage
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?
British Dictionary definitions for impinge
Word Origin for impinge
Word Origin and History for impinge
1530s, "fasten or fix forcibly," from Latin impingere "drive into, strike against," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + pangere "to fix, fasten" (see pact). Sense of "encroach, infringe" first recorded 1738. Related: Impinged; impinging.