impinge on

impinge on
hit against; come into sudden contact with (Freq. 2)

The car hit a tree


He struck the table with his elbow

Syn: ↑hit, ↑strike, ↑run into, ↑collide with
Ant: ↑miss (for: ↑hit)
Derivationally related forms: ↑strike (for: ↑strike), ↑striker (for: ↑strike), ↑striking (for: ↑strike), ↑hit (for: ↑hit), ↑hitting (for: ↑hit)
Hypernyms: ↑touch
stub, ↑ping, ↑spang, ↑bang, ↑rear-end, ↑broadside, ↑connect, ↑spat, ↑thud, ↑bottom, ↑bottom out, ↑bump, ↑knock, ↑run into, ↑bump into, ↑jar against, ↑butt against, ↑knock against, ↑collide, ↑clash, ↑glance
Verb Group: ↑strike
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody


Something ——s somebody


Something ——s something

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im ˈpinge on im ˈpinge u ˌpon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they impinge on he/she/it impinges on present participle impingeing on past tense impinged on past participle impinged on] formal phrasal verb
to have an effect on something, especially in a negative way

The new law will not impinge on the way companies conduct their business.

Thesaurus: to have an effectsynonym
Main entry: impinge

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  • impinge — intransitive verb (impinged; impinging) Etymology: Latin impingere, from in + pangere to fasten, drive in more at pact Date: 1605 1. to strike or dash especially with a sharp collision < I heard the rain impinge upon the earth James Joyce > 2. to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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