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im‧pres‧sion S3 W2
1 [uncountable and countable] the opinion or feeling you have about someone or something because of the way they seemCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
give/create/convey an impression leave somebody with an impression leave an impression (on somebody) have/get the impression (that) make an impression (on somebody) (=make someone admire or remember you) first/initial impression (=the impression you get when you see someone or something for the first time) good/favourable impression bad impression false/wrong/misleading impression lasting/indelible impression overall/general impression the distinct impression (that)
Arriving late won't create a very favourable impression.
We were left with the impression that the contract was ours if we wanted it.
I get the distinct impression that we're not wanted here.
It was their first meeting and Richard was determined to make an impression.
When it comes to job interviews, first impressions are important.
Canceling the conference will make a very bad impression.
The final score gives a false impression of the game.
How you greet a customer can leave a lasting impression.
The overall impression was one of chaos.

be under the impression (that)

to believe that something is true when it is not:
I'm sorry, I was under the impression that you were the manager.
3 [countable] when someone copies the speech or behaviour of a famous person in order to make people laugh [= imitation]:
Jean does a great impression of Madonna.
4 [countable] a picture or drawing of what someone or something might look like, or what something will look like in the future
impression of
an artist's impression of the new building
5 [countable] a mark left by pressing something into a soft surface:
Some of the fallen trees had left a clear impression in the hardened mud.
6 [countable]TCN all the copies of a book printed at one time [↪ edition]

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