act on impulse

act on impulse
act spontaneously; act without prior planing

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  • impulse — n. driving force 1) to feel an impulse 2) to curb, resist an impulse 3) an irresistible impulse 4) an impulse to + inf. (he felt an irresistible impulse to buy a new TV set) 5) on, under (an) impulse (to act on impulse) stimulus 6) to convey,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • impulse */ — UK [ˈɪmpʌls] / US [ˈɪmˌpʌls] noun Word forms impulse : singular impulse plural impulses 1) [countable/uncountable] a sudden strong feeling that you must do something an impulse to do something: Jenny felt a sudden impulse to play some music.… …   English dictionary

  • impulse — im|pulse [ ım,pʌls ] noun * 1. ) count or uncount a sudden strong feeling that you must do something: an impulse to do something: Jenny felt a sudden impulse to play some music. control/resist an impulse: He struggled to resist the impulse to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Impulse — Im pulse, n. [L. impulsus, fr. impellere. See {Impel}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of impelling, or driving onward with sudden force; impulsion; especially, force so communicated as to produced motion suddenly, or immediately. [1913 Webster] All… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impulse — (n.) early 15c., an act of impelling, a thrust, push, from L. impulsus a push against, pressure, shock, also incitement, instigation, impulse, pp. of impellere (see IMPEL (Cf. impel)). Meaning stimulus in the mind arising from some state or… …   Etymology dictionary

  • impulse — [im′puls΄] n. [L impulsus < pp. of impellere: see IMPEL] 1. a) an impelling, or driving forward with sudden force b) an impelling force; sudden, driving force; push; thrust; impetus c) the motion or effect caused by such a force 2 …   English World dictionary

  • impulse — ► NOUN 1) a sudden strong and unreflective urge to act. 2) a driving force; an impetus. 3) a pulse of electrical energy; a brief current. 4) Physics a force acting briefly on a body and producing a change of momentum. ORIGIN Latin impulsus a push …   English terms dictionary

  • act out — ( )akt au̇t vt to express (as an impulse or a fantasy) directly in overt behavior without modification to comply with social norms <act out an adolescent fantasy> vi to behave badly or in a socially unacceptable often self defeating manner… …   Medical dictionary

  • impulse buying — noun : the buying of merchandise on impulse rather than from premeditation * * * impulse buying noun The buying of goods on a whim rather than because of previous intent • • • Main Entry: ↑impulse * * * impulse buying, the act of an impulse… …   Useful english dictionary

  • impulse — 1. A sudden pushing or driving force. 2. A sudden, often unreasoning, determination to perform some act. 3. The action potential of a nerve fiber. [L. im pello, pp. pulsus, to push against, impel (inp )] apex i. conventionally the lowermost,… …   Medical dictionary

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