impinge on


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Related to impinge on: impingement syndrome
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Verb1.impinge on - hit againstimpinge on - hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
stub - strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object; "She stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken"
touch - make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
ping - hit with a pinging noise; "The bugs pinged the lamp shade"
spang, bang - leap, jerk, bang; "Bullets spanged into the trees"
rear-end - collide with the rear end of; "The car rear-ended me"
broadside - collide with the broad side of; "her car broad-sided mine"
connect - land on or hit solidly; "The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"
spat - strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves"
thud - strike with a dull sound; "Bullets were thudding against the wall"
bottom - strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom
bottom out - hit the ground; "the car bottomed out where the driveway meets the road"
bump, knock - knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree"
bump into, jar against, knock against, run into, butt against - collide violently with an obstacle; "I ran into the telephone pole"
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
clash, collide - crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed"
glance - hit at an angle