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impact

 
Noun impact has 4 senses
  1. impact - the striking of one body against another
    --1 is a kind of
    contact, impinging, striking
    --1 has particulars: bump, blow; slam
  2. impact, wallop - a forceful consequence; a strong effect; "the book had an important impact on my thinking"; "the book packs a wallop"
    --2 is a kind of consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot
    Derived form: verb impact2
  3. impingement, encroachment, impact - influencing strongly; "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture"
    --3 is a kind of influence
    Derived form: verb impact2
  4. shock, impact - the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle"
    --4 is a kind of fight, fighting, combat, scrap
Verb impact has 2 senses
  1. impact - press or wedge together; pack together
    --1 is one way to
    wedge, squeeze, force
    Derived form: noun impaction1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch - have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
    --2 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived forms: noun impact2, noun impact3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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