Definitions for: Impinge


[v] advance beyond the usual limit
[v] impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"



Webster (1913) Definition: Im*pinge", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impinged; p. pr. &
vb. n. Impinging.] [L. impingere; pref. im- in + pangere to
fix, strike; prob. akin to pacisci to agree, contract. See
Pact, and cf. Impact.]
To fall or dash against; to touch upon; to strike; to hit; to
ciash with; -- with on or upon.

The cause of reflection is not the impinging of light
on the solid or impervious parts of bodies. --Sir I.
Newton.

But, in the present order of things, not to be employed
without impinging on God's justice. --Bp.
Warburton.

Synonyms: encroach, encroach, entrench, infringe, trench

See Also: advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress, take advantage, trespass

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