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im·pend  audio  (m-pnd) KEY 

intr.v.
im·pend·ed, im·pend·ing, im·pends
  1. To be about to occur: Her retirement is impending.
  2. To threaten to happen; menace: discouraged by the trouble that impended.
  3. Archaic To jut out; hang suspended.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin impendre : in-, over ; see in-2 + pendre, to hang; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots


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