impinge on/upon

phrasal verb

impinged on/upon; impinging on/upon; impinges on/upon
: to affect (something) in a way that is unwanted : to have a bad effect on (something)
Her work is impinging on her social life.
The government wants to avoid impinging upon the affairs of private citizens.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The streamliner's arcing roof does impinge on rear headroom somewhat, but noggin space is still competitive. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 13 May 2023 All this unfolds against a backdrop of steadily pulsing racist violence — including the 1981 Brixton uprising — that will impinge on Hilary’s relationship with a young Black employee (Micheal Ward), a confluence of events that, whatever its provenance, never really rings true. Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2022 The physical pathologies that render people with obesity vulnerable to severe COVID-19 begin with mechanics: Fat in the abdomen pushes up on the diaphragm, causing that large muscle, which lies below the chest cavity, to impinge on the lungs and restrict airflow. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, 8 Sep. 2020 This solution does not impinge on first amendment rights, as platforms are free to continue their existing business practices, except with liability for harms. Roger Mcnamee, Time, 24 June 2020 The dinner plate and stomach microbiome are treated as the last redoubt of resistance to anything that would impinge on consumer self-determination. Jan Dutkiewicz, The New Republic, 17 Apr. 2023 Rasmussen is the founder and serves as the executive director of the Painted Dog Research Trust, an organization tackling ecological and socioeconomic issues that impinge on Africa’s most endangered predator. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Oct. 2022 If a network is built with the proper permissions from their tenants to use their confidential data for specified purposes that do not impinge on proprietary data. Steve Banker, Forbes, 8 Aug. 2022 Forney also needs ultrasound probes to diagnose patients with a variety of conditions, from snapping tendons to muscles that excessively impinge on arteries. Edward Chen, STAT, 2 Aug. 2022 See More

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“Impinge on/upon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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