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Meaning of impend

im•pend

Pronunciation: (im-pend'), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to be imminent; be about to happen.
  2. to threaten or menace: He felt that danger impended.
  3. to hang or be suspended; overhang (usually fol. by over).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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