collide, conflict, trench, impact, ditch, knock, bash, run afoul, slam, hit, touch, smash, dig in, crash, swipe, intrench, affect, contravene, thud, meddle, ricochet, strike, influence, entrench, bang, ram, bump
encroach (part of speech: verb)
- To- day our frontiers march with the frontier of British East India, and impinge upon the frontier of Persia and Afghanistan. - "The Coming Conquest of England", August Niemann.
- A pipe running along the front of the machine conveys a constant current of clean water, which is caused to impinge in the form of jets on the pieces of cloth as they run through the machine, while an overflow carries away the used water. - "The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics", Franklin Beech.
- By no means, however, has the Government admitted the right of Asia to impinge on the American continents. - "The Path of Empire A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume 46 in The Chronicles of America Series", Carl Russell Fish.