Meaning of impinge
Pronunciation: (im-pinj'), [key]
— v., -pinged, -ping•ing.
- 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.
- to encroach; infringe (usually fol. by on or upon): to impinge on another's rights.
- to strike; dash; collide (usually fol. by on, upon, or against): rays of light impinging on the eye.
- to come into violent contact with.
- impinge (Thesaurus)