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impinge (verb), impinges; impinged; impinging
1. To strike, to hit, or to collide: The crash of thunder impinged on Gertrude's ears.

Manfred tried to sleep, but the loud sounds of the traffic outside the hotel impinged on his ears and kept him awake for quite awhile.

2. To trespass, to interfere with, to intrude, to impose, or to encroach: The weeds in Jim's yard have impinged significantly and have grown completely over the sidewalk because he and his family had been away traveling for over two months!

Claudia sometimes felt that her mother was impinging on her right to raise her children in her own way.

3. Etymology: "to fasten or to fix forcibly"; from Latin impingere "to drive into, to strike against"; from an assimilated form of in-, "into, in, on, upon" + pangere, "to fix, to fasten".
Close contact or infringing.
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impinge (im PINJ) (verb)
1. To hit or to strike something: Such loud musical sounds that some people play on their car radios can impinge on their eardrums, causing temporary or even permanent hearing damage.
2. To affect the limits of something; especially, a right or law, often causing some kind of restriction: Gerald's lawyer argued that such publicity would impinge on his client's right to a just trial.
infringe (in FRINJ) (verb)
To enter into someplace in a manner that violates the law: When you walk across Cleo's lawn, you infringe on her rights to privacy.

Lorna felt that Ken's vehement speech in favor of a strike vote was an attempt to infringe on her right to make her own decision; since, such a vote would no doubt impinge on her ongoing employment.

Word Entries at Get Words: “impinge
To interfere with, to intrude, to impose, or to encroach. (1)