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.
Origin of impinge
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Historical Examples of unimpinging
Alfoxden would make two houses sufficiently divided for unimpinging independence.Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(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
Word Origin for impinge
C16: from Latin impingere to drive at, dash against, from pangere to fasten, drive in
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