impinge upon

impinge upon
phrasal verb impinge on or impinge upon [transitive]
Word forms "impinge on":
present tense I/you/we/they impinge on he/she/it impinges on present participle impingeing on past tense impinged on past participle impinged on formal
impinge on/upon something to have an effect on something, especially in a negative way

The new law will not impinge on the way companies conduct their business.


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