on/upon impact

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on/upon impact

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

Word by Word Definitions

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon

impact play
  1. : to fix firmly by or as if by packing or wedging

  2. : to press together

  3. : to have a direct effect or impact on : impinge on

  1. : an impinging or striking especially of one body against another

  2. : a forceful contact or onset

  3. : the force of impression of one thing on another : a significant or major effect


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