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American English: /ɪmˈpɪndʒ/
British English: /ɪmˈpɪn(d)ʒ/

intransitive verb

  • 1to impinge on or upon something
    (affect) incidir en algo
    afectar (a) algo
    (encroach on) vulnerar algo
    to impinge on somebody's rights/privacy/freedom
    vulnerar los derechos/la intimidad/la libertad de alguien
    Example sentences
    • More than 1800 people - a pretty large focus group - were asked about the environmental factors that impinge most negatively upon their daily lives.
    • One of the sacred precepts of modern educational theory is that you must never impinge negatively on the pupil's self-esteem.
    • Those who oppose these laws argue that the legislation impinges far too much on civil liberties and strikes at the heart of some of the basic tenants of our democracy and judicial system.
    Example sentences
    • He wrote: ‘Whilst it does not appear to impinge too much on the Micklegate area, we do have an abundance of clubs and pubs in the area, which sometimes does have a detrimental effect on Micklegate.’
  • 2 (light/particles)to impinge on or upon something
    incidir en algo
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