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Impinge   /ɪmpˈɪndʒ/   Listen

(past & past part. impinged; pres. part. impinging)
Impinge or infringe upon.  Synonyms: encroach, entrench, trench.  "This matter entrenches on other domains"
Advance beyond the usual limit.  Synonyms: encroach, infringe.

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"Impinge" Quotes from Famous Books

... boom; thrust, prod, foin [Fr.]; cant; elbow, shoulder, jostle, justle^, hustle, hurtle, shove, jog, jolt, encounter; run against, bump against, butt against; knock one's head against, run one's head against; impinge; boost [U.S.]; bunt, carom, clip y; fan, fan out; jab, plug [Slang]. strike, knock, hit, tap, rap, slap, flap, dab, pat, thump, beat, blow, bang, slam, dash; punch, thwack, whack; hit hard, strike hard; swap, batter, dowse^, baste; pelt, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... Nyanza, Tanganyika and Nyassa, and gave it such light as it had before the 16th century. Only after the Atlantic gulf was finally crossed did influences from the American side of the ocean begin to impinge upon the West African coast, first in the form of the slave and rum trade, then in the more humane aspect of the Liberian colony. But with the full development of the Atlantic period in history, we see ...
— Influences of Geographic Environment - On the Basis of Ratzel's System of Anthropo-Geography • Ellen Churchill Semple

... machines are made to take four, six or eight pieces or lengths at one time, the ends of the pieces being stitched together so as to make a continuous band. A pipe running along the front of the machine conveys a constant current of clean water, which is caused to impinge in the form of jets on the pieces of cloth as they run through the machine, while an overflow carries away the used water. The goods are run in this machine as long as is considered necessary for a sufficient wash, which may take half to one ...
— The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics • Franklin Beech

Words linked to "Impinge" :   go on, impinging, trespass, impingement, infringe, move on, pass on, encroach, progress, advance, march on, take advantage

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