on/upon impact

idiom

: at the time of hitting something
The bomb exploded on/upon impact (with the ground).

Examples of on/upon impact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sensors use technology to detect objects and lower the speed of the mower to limit any damage on impact. Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Apr. 2024 This assumption fails to take into consideration the force of impact on the frame itself, which will bend inwards upon impact and is absolutely not guaranteed to protect your eye. Todd Boss, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Virginia State Police responded to the plane crash and told USA TODAY in a statement the plane crashed into the woods in the 6200 block of Airport Road and caught fire upon impact. Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY, 11 Mar. 2024 Also, track the employee requests, prioritize them based on impact and frequency and work on simplifying or automating those requests or tasks for smoother processes. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 But the manager's description of the incident said the Cruise vehicle immediately stopped upon impact with the pedestrian, omitting the critical information about a pullover maneuver the car made that resulted in the pedestrian being dragged. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 9 Jan. 2024 Parker said John Lennon, a 4.5-year-old male dog, died on impact. Brian Brant, Peoplemag, 14 Dec. 2023 Both vehicles exploded on impact, killing their drivers. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 9 Mar. 2024 Night-time footage supplied by Ukraine showed naval drones racing toward the Russian ship before exploding on impact, causing significant damage to the vessel. Vasco Cotovio, CNN, 1 Feb. 2024

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

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