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verb impinge pronunciation in British English /ɪmˈpɪndʒ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyimpinge
he/she/itimpinges
present participleimpingeing
past tenseimpinged
past participleimpinged

phrasal verb

impinge on

or impinge upon

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present tense
I/you/we/theyimpinge on
he/she/itimpinges on
present participleimpingeing on
past tenseimpinged on
past participleimpinged on
formal
impinge on/upon something to have an effect on something, especially in a negative way

The new law will not impinge on the way companies conduct their business.

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