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im pin jing

  • n  the physical coming together of two or more things
  • v  impinge or infringe upon
  • v  advance beyond the usual limit

  • 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.
  • They want us to be upset that the government is impinging on our right to know, yet they do so every day with their false equivalencies, anonymous sources, and failure to report .
  • And as it is with most papers, the Internet is impinging on tabloids' turf.
News & Articles

  • No end in sight
    Allegations against Thompson could go unresolved into the fall, impinging on the coming campaign season.
    July 19, 2013 - Washington Post

  • Phil Jackson in Los Angeles Times (blog)
    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....
  • Charles Bean in Reuters UK
    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...
  • Peter Ryan in Computerworld Australia
    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.

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