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impend

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verb im·pend \im-ˈpend\

Definition of impend

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to hover threateningly :  menace b :  to be about to occur <the impending trial>

  3. 2 archaic :  to hang suspended



Examples of impend

  1. <for confirmed pessimists some disaster always seems to be impending>



Origin of impend

Latin impendēre, from in- + pendēre to hang — more at pendant


First Known Use: 1585



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