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Impinge on   /ɪmpˈɪndʒ ɑn/   Listen
Impinge on

Hit against; come into sudden contact with.  Synonyms: collide with, hit, run into, strike.  "He struck the table with his elbow"

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"Impinge on" Quotes from Famous Books

... what his Beta curve was, and why it varied, and what he would do if he lost it and had to get another one, missed the next few words of Athena's report. The word that did impinge on his consciousness did ...
— Pagan Passions • Gordon Randall Garrett

... medium, the particles of which are vibrating with vast rapidity but with very different velocities, strike upon an object and are thrown off in all directions. Of the particles which vibrate with any particular velocity, some are gathered by the optical apparatus of the eye, and deflected so as to impinge on the retina and on the fibres of the optic nerve therewith connected, producing in these fibres a change which is followed by other changes in the brain, which, again, by virtue of some inscrutable union between the brain and the ...
— Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics - With Some of Their Applications • William Thomas Thornton

Words linked to "Impinge on" :   ping, butt against, knock, knock against, clash, bang, bump into, touch, broadside, hit, spang, bottom out, collide with, collide, bump, strike, connect, stub, spat, miss, bottom, jar against, thud, glance, rear-end, run into

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