[ im-pinj ]
/ ɪmˈpɪndʒ /
verb (used without object), im·pinged, im·ping·ing.
to make an impression; have an effect or impact (usually followed by on or upon): to impinge upon the imagination; social pressures that impinge upon one's daily life.
to encroach; infringe (usually followed by on or upon): to impinge on another's rights.
to strike; dash; collide (usually followed by on, upon, or against): rays of light impinging on the eye.
verb (used with object), im·pinged, im·ping·ing.
Obsolete. to come into violent contact with.
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How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
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
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British Dictionary definitions for impingent
/ (ɪmˈpɪndʒ) /
(intr; usually foll by on or upon) to encroach or infringe; trespassto impinge on someone's time
(intr; usually foll by on, against, or upon) to collide (with); strike
Derived forms of impingeimpingement, nounimpinger, noun
Word Origin for impinge
C16: from Latin impingere to drive at, dash against, from pangere to fasten, drive in
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