What does the word impinge mean?

Usage examples for impinge

  1. Columns new and dense Of foot, supported by fleet cavalry, Straightly impinge upon the Brunswick bands That border the plantation of Bossu. – The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes by Thomas Hardy
  2. It is administered by means of a system of lacets and whalebones, which everywhere impinge upon nature. – Modern Society by Julia Ward Howe