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English definition of “impinge on/upon sb/sth”

impinge on/upon sb/sth

phrasal verb with impinge     /ɪmˈpɪndʒ/ verb
to have an effect on something, often causing problems by limiting it in some way: The government's spending limits will seriously impinge on the education budget .Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
(Definition of impinge on/upon sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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