AskDefine | Define impinge

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1 impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains" [syn: encroach, entrench, trench]
2 advance beyond the usual limit [syn: encroach, infringe]

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See impact


  • /ɪmˈpɪndʒ/, /Im"pIndZ/


  1. to make an impact (on, upon)
  2. to interfere with




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