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impact

Translation of impact in Spanish:

noun

uncountable and countableAmerican English: /ˈɪmˌpækt/
British English: /ˈɪmpakt/
  • 1.1 (in collision) it exploded on impact
    estalló al hacer impacto
    Example sentences
    • It is believed he died from multiple injuries caused by the impact of the collisions.
    • This technique allows the sole of the club to contact the grass at impact and slide easily under the ball.
    • She said the impact of the smash knocked the door off its hinges.
    1.2 (effect) what will the environmental impact of these measures be?
    ¿qué impacto tendrán estas medidas sobre el medio ambiente?
    the movie had a major impact on public opinion
    la película impactó a or tuvo un gran impacto sobre la opinión pública
    this will have little impact on the budget deficit
    esto hará muy poca mella en el déficit presupuestario
    Example sentences
    • The adverse effect immediately made an impact on the company's financial performance.
    • All these influences have had an impact on me becoming who and what I am today.
    • Moreover, advances in medicine and medical technology have had a marked impact on the process of dying.

transitive verb

American English: /ɪmˈpækt/
British English: /ɪmˈpakt/
  • chocar contra

intransitive verb

American English: /ɪmˈpækt/
British English: /ɪmˈpakt/
  • 1.1 (strike) to impact against oon something
    chocar contra or hacer impacto con algo
    Example sentences
    • This eruption may cause auroral displays and magnetic storm activity when it impacts the Earth's magnetic field sometime Friday.
    • Depending on the orientation of the magnetic field carried by the CME cloud, it may cause a magnetic storm when it impacts the Earth's own magnetic field.
    • The tropical storm force winds are likely to be impacting the southeast Florida coast by then, and the hurricane force winds will likely reach the coast by tomorrow night.
    1.2 (affect)to impact on something
    tener un impacto sobre algo
    Example sentences
    • As groups, they were expected to retain strong cultural links that impacted on family structures and child raising patterns.
    • Name one sport, one hobby or one past-time that hasn't been impacted on by the times we live in.
    • No other media seemed to realize that Bermuda was impacted on a very large scale.

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