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Impinge on   /ɪmpˈɪndʒ ɑn/   Listen
Impinge on

Hit against; come into sudden contact with.  Synonyms: collide with, hit, run into, strike.  "He struck the table with his elbow"

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"Impinge on" Quotes from Famous Books

... found it impossible to get anything published. He had a jealous love of liberty, which gave him a horror of everything that might impinge on it, and made him live apart, like a poor starved plant, among the solid masses of the political churches whose baleful associations divided the country and the Press between them. He was just as much cut off from all the literary coteries and rejected ...
— Jean Christophe: In Paris - The Market-Place, Antoinette, The House • Romain Rolland

... sublime," which was supposed to be its raison d'etre. I was, of course, aware that great spiritual facts underlay the physical grandeurs; but spiritual emotion is difficult to get at a distance. One requires the actual objects to impinge on the soul, the architectural glories and industrial splendours to touch through bodily vision. One realises it so vaguely, and fails to get the half-aesthetic, half-religious, uplifting that concrete visualisation should supply. It is, perhaps, a pity that Whitman ...
— Without Prejudice • Israel Zangwill

... state. The machine contains a large number of guide rollers, built more or less open, round which the pieces are guided—the ends of the pieces being stitched together. Pipes carrying water are so arranged that jets of clean water impinge on and thoroughly wash the cloth as it passes through—the construction of the guide rollers facilitating the efficient washing of ...
— The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics - A Practical Handbook for the Dyer and Student • Franklin Beech

Words linked to "Impinge on" :   connect, glance, bottom out, bottom, spang, collide, miss, touch, spat, rear-end, ping, knock against, stub, broadside, bump, collide with, bang, jar against, run into, knock, strike, butt against, bump into, thud, clash

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