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have an impact on someone or something

to leave an impression on someone or something. The sharp change in interest rates had an impact on the housing market. Your story really had an impact on me.
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impact (up)on someone or something

[for something] to have an effect on someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) This plant closing will impact upon the local economy for years to come. The day's troubles impacted on Rachel quite seriously.
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upon impact

Fig. at the place or time of an impact. The car crumpled upon impact with the brick wall. The man who fell from the top of the building died on impact.
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impact on

To have an effect on someone or something: The results of the election will impact on upcoming legislation.
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Also, the ceaseless impact of the wind exhausted him.
He was still reeling from the spiritual impact with this female tidal wave when he became aware, as one who, coming out of a swoon, hears voices faintly, that he was being addressed by Miss Leonard.
He had apparently staked out a claim to this small spot, a claim which the other dancers had decided to respect; but Bill and the Good Sport, coming up from behind, had him two yards away from it at the first impact.
Studies Prove Effectiveness of Side Impact Airbags II-17
Metablen S weatherable silicone-acrylic impact modifiers for high-performance rigid PVC applications such as sheet, profiles, and injection molding.
In the January/February issue, this column discussed the impact of electronification on the balance sheet and liquidity.
The impact fees issue was part of the IRS's Industry Issue Resolution Pilot Program, in which the Service intended to resolve issues common to large business taxpayers, rather than relying on case-by-case audits and various treatments of similar problems.
The immense seismic vibrations from an impact can create temperatures high enough to melt or demagnetize some rocks in and near the crater.
In one of the lawsuits, Ventura County officials accused the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors of approving a severely flawed environmental impact report that failed to deal adequately with potential damage to water resources, wildlife, traffic and air quality in Ventura County.
From the 3-mm sections, subsize Charpy impact test specimens measuring 2.
the first impact diamonds about 20 years ago, says Richard A.
The SafeHarbor Hurricane Impact Program is an umbrella of Atrium's impact-resistant products coming together under a single Atrium brand to provide builders with the most comprehensive offering of impact resistant products.
Stereon block copolymers of styrene and butadiene used for impact modification of thermoplastic resins.
Nor does anyone know how an asteroid, meteorite, or comet impact might have altered Earth's atmosphere locally, perhaps making it more friendly to life.