impinge on/upon

phrasal verb

impinged on/upon; impinging on/upon; impinges on/upon
formal
: 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.

Examples of impinge on/upon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Swimming, then, was seen as a form of physical activity that didn’t impinge on women’s supposedly innate femininity. Sophia Stewart, The Atlantic, 21 June 2024 However, the i4's fastback shape does impinge on rear headroom somewhat. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 23 May 2024 Divisive politics and ideologies can even impinge on the evolution of new technologies. Tracy Price, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 In the memo, Shah said employees should be prepared to work longer hours and not be afraid to let work impinge on their personal lives. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 19 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for impinge on/upon 

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“Impinge on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/impinge%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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