impend definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • becoming planning to take place: the woman retirement is impending.
    • To threaten to take place; menace: discouraged because of the difficulty that impended.
    • Archaic To jut completely; hang suspended.
    • To hang over; to-be suspended above; to jeopardize from near-at-hand; to menace; to be imminent. See imminent.
  • verb:
    • become planning to happen or take place, especially of something does take time particularly an activity or process rather than just a quick occasion. "To impend" usually has the connotation of menace.
    • be imminent or about to happen
  • verb-transitive:
    • to cover.
  • others:
    • To overhang; be ready to-fall; be imminent; threaten; be regarding the point of occurring, as something bad.
    • To hang over.

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