Definition of impinge
- I heard the rain impinge upon the earth
- —James Joyce
- waiting for the germ of a new idea to impinge upon my mind
- —Phyllis Bentley
hail was noisily impinging upon the car's exterior
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of very fine texture or delicate form
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