impend

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin impendere (to hang over, to weigh out).

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impend (third-person singular simple present impends, present participle impending, simple past and past participle impended)

  1. (intransitive) to be about to happen or occur, especially of something which takes some time such as a process or procedure rather than just a short event. "To impend" often has the connotation of threat.
  2. (obsolete) To pay.
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