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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: impingere, from pangere 'to fasten, drive in'

impinge

verb
     
im‧pinge

impinge on/upon somebody/something

phrasal verb
to have a harmful effect on someone or something:
Personal problems experienced by students may impinge on their work.
impingement noun [uncountable and countable]

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