impinge definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To collide or hit: Sound waves impinge regarding the eardrum.
    • To encroach; trespass: usually do not impinge on my privacy.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To encroach upon: "among a democratic government's continuing challenges is finding ways to protect . . . secrets without impinging the liberties that democracy is present to protect” ( Christian Science Monitor).
    • to-fall or dash against; to the touch upon; to hit; to hit; to clash with; -- with on or upon.
  • verb:
    • to help make a physical influence (on); to collide, to crash (upon).
    • To interfere with; to encroach (on, upon).
    • to own a result upon; to restrict.
    • advance beyond the usual limit
    • impinge or infringe upon
  • others:
    • To come in collision; collide; hit or dash: followed by on, upon, or against.

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