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 impinged
Not for many nights had the past impinged so closely upon the present.The Rainbow Trail|Zane Grey
They were running in twos and threes towards the stream, which, near this point, impinged upon the foot of the precipice.The Rifle Rangers|Captain Mayne Reid
Often the sun would disappear behind a cloud, which impinged on its roundness, but whose edge the sun gilded in return.Swann's Way|Marcel Proust
She literally felt these forces, as actual emanations from the strongest personality that had ever impinged upon her own.The Thousandth Woman|Ernest W. Hornung
Even the small amount of sound which does get through is impinged on to the sides of the outer ear passage.The Modern Pistol and How to Shoot It|Walter Winans
British Dictionary definitions for impinged
Word Origin for impinge
Word Origin and History for impinged
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.