[ im-pinj ]


  1. have an effect or impact, especially a negative one
  2. advance over an area belonging to someone or something else; encroach

Examples of impinge in a sentence:

  • Hopefully the bad weather will move in a different direction and not impinge upon our plans for an outdoor reception.  
  • If the forest fire is not put out within a couple of days, it could impinge upon the town of Las Calbos and destroy hundreds of homes.