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Related to impend: impede
intr.v. im·pend·ed, im·pend·ing, im·pends
1. To be about to occur: Her retirement is impending.
2. To threaten to happen; menace: discouraged by the trouble that impended.
3. Archaic To jut out; hang suspended.
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1. (esp of something threatening) to be about to happen; be imminent
2. (foll by over) rare to be suspended; hang
[C16: from Latin impendēre to overhang, from pendēre to hang]
imˈpendence, imˈpendency n
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1. to be imminent; be about to happen.
2. to threaten; menace: He felt that danger impended.
3. Archaic. to hang suspended.
[1580–90; < Latin impendēre to hang over, threaten]
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Past participle: impended
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|Verb||1.||impend - be imminent or about to happen; "Changes are impending"|
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
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