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impend (ɪmˈpɛnd


verb (intransitive)

  1. (esp of something threatening) to be about to happen; be imminent
  2. (followed by over) (rare) to be suspended; hang

Derived Forms

imˈpendence, or imˈpendency  noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin impendēre to overhang, from pendēre to hang


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