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 impinging
But the lights were there—not impinging on the flitter, or patrolling along its line of flight.Star Hunter|Andre Alice Norton
It stretched from side to side of the icy mass; like the former, impinging on either cliff.The Plant Hunters|Mayne Reid
We hope shortly to return to the subject, one of the few at all impinging on politics with which we feel entitled to deal.
But he did feel the wave of emotion that welled from her, impinging directly on his empathetic sense.Planet of the Damned|Harry Harrison
Impinging upon this coast, it is again deflected and driven off in the direction of the island of Borneo.Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States|Raphael Semmes
British Dictionary definitions for impinging
Word Origin for impinge
Word Origin and History for impinging
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.