the impact of a runner's foot landing on the track l'impact du pied d'un coureur sur la piste
the impact of the crash was so great that ... le choc fut si violent que ...
to die on impact mourir sur le coup
→ The plane is destroyed, a complete wreck: the pilot must have died on impact
to explode on impact exploser à l'impact
→ The warhead exploded on impact with the ground.
(=effect) impact m → Her report tells of the war's impact on society. → The impact of the new tax was enormous. → The major impact of this epidemic worldwide is yet to come. the impact of tourism on the environment l'impact du tourisme sur l'environnement to have an impact on sth/sb avoir un impact sur qch/qn → The meeting is expected to have a marked impact on the country's future. → The new seeds had an immediate impact on food production. to make an impact
(=make one's presence felt) faire impression → When you start a new job, you want to make an impact.
[+development, transport] impact m sur l'environnement
→ the Dam has been criticised for its environmental impact
[issue, assessment, report] de l'impact sur l'environnement
→ he failed to order an environmental impact assessment
[material] résistant (e) aux impacts
→ The durable high-impact plastic case is water resistant to 100 feet.
[+situation, process, person] avoir un réel impact sur
→ Such schemes mean little unless they impact on people.