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abut (up) against

To lean or press onto something else. Thanks to all that flooding, the old shed now abuts against the house. That tree is abutting up against your roof—you need to have someone come and take it down.
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abut on

To adjoin or meet at an edge or boundary. He is finding it difficult to sell his house since his property abuts on a cemetery.
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abut on something

[particularly of the edge of an area of land] to meet or touch something along one boundary or at one point. Our land abuts on the shopping center's parking lot.
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abut (up) against something

to rest firmly against something solid. The end of the board abutted against the foundation.
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The Sheffield, whose owners have renamed the building Sheffield57 since its conversion, abuts the Sir Norman Foster designed Hearst Tower on its western side.
Biomorphic thought bubbles embrace the tricolored script, and a right-angle triangle decorated with a checkerboard of yellow, red, and green abuts the sculpture.
Each of these latter houses a communal space and axially abuts the base one of the Roberts hostels.
The block is located about 100 kilometers (62 miles) west-northwest of the city of Douala and abuts the Cameroon/Nigeria border.
The property abuts the corporate headquarters of Tyco Healthcare/U.
They contend they are being unfairly burdened by the ordinance because the rear of their properties abuts Pleasant Street, which is also a state highway (Route 122).
They have argued they are being unfairly burdened by the ordinance because the rear of their properties abuts Pleasant Street, which is also a state highway (Route 122).
The city of Los Angeles dumps almost all of its trash in Sunshine Canyon in Granada Hills - thanks, in no small part, to the supervisors, who, along with the Los Angeles City Council, have continually conspired to open, close and re-open this public-health monstrosity that abuts a residential neighborhood and elementary school.
The wall that abuts the burial stands about one-quarter mile from the cave's entrance.
Whitney stands at the southern dead-end of San Fernando Road and abuts the Angeles National Forest.
It's not that Los Angeles County cleaning crews have not yet gotten to Walton Oaks Lane, a small street that abuts La Canada Flintridge's mountains.
In dropping the fee, the city would contribute $80,000 more next year toward the operation of the center, located across from the Home Depot where Harvard Street abuts San Fernando Road.
Parks, whose South Los Angeles district abuts Los Angeles International Airport, said residents there are angry about the project and feel their concerns are being ignored.