impinging impinging  /ɪm ˈpɪn dʒɪŋ/


  • (n) the physical coming together of two or more things



  1. And as it is with most papers, the Internet is impinging on tabloids' turf.
  2. My research with Downshifters has led me to believe that many Americans can reduce their expenditures by 20% without impinging on their quality of life.
  3. America is a place filled with diversity, unsettled histories, images impinging on one another and spawning unexpected shapes.


  • No end in sight

    Allegations against Thompson could go unresolved into the fall, impinging on the coming campaign season.
    on July 19, 2013     Source: Washington Post


  1. "I think he's going to be fine," Jackson said Monday before the Lakers practiced. "I talked to him this morning. He feels like he's OK. I was worried that he was impinging his ability to play by being concerned about his health or his status....
    on May 24, 2010 By: Phil Jackson Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

  2. "It's fair to say that if you look at the shocks impinging on us this is at least as challenging a time as back in the 1970s," said Bean. "Some people have said it's as big a financial shock as the Great Depression and as far as the oil shock...
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Charles Bean Source: Reuters UK

  3. "Trained paramedics are increasingly being placed in the position of being unable to provide services because various administrative issues are impinging upon their capacity to do so," Ryan said in a letter to Victorian Auditor-General, Des Pearson.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Peter Ryan Source: Computerworld Australia

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