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im•pinge



Pronunciation: (im-pinj'), [key]
v., -pinged, -ping•ing.


v.i.
1. to make an impression; have an effect or impact (usually fol. by on or upon): to impinge upon the imagination; social pressures that impinge upon one's daily life.
2. to encroach; infringe (usually fol. by on or upon): to impinge on another's rights.
3. to strike; dash; collide (usually fol. by on, upon, or against): rays of light impinging on the eye.

v.t.
Obs.to come into violent contact with.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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