Impinge — encroach or intrude
(Pronounced im-pinj, with stress on pinj)
Impinge means to encroach, intrude or have an effect on something or someone.
To remember the definition of the word impinge, use the following mnemonic:
The imp binge (impinge) was for imps only, but some other mischievous creatures intruded on the party.
Examples of impinge in a sentence
The forecast bad weather did not impinge on their preparations for the show.
The forest fire could impinge on the town and destroy homes if it is not put out soon.
Joan's heavy drinking is starting to impinge on her work.