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impact

Translation of impact in Spanish:

noun

uncountable and countableAmerican English: /ˈɪmˌpækt/
British English: /ˈɪmpakt/
  • 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.
  • 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 (strike) to impact against or on 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.
  • 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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