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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 plain, which abuts against the Sierra, is traversed by some curious gullies, of which one was about twenty feet wide, and at least thirty deep; we were obliged in consequence to make a considerable circuit before we could find a pass.
From the Zoning Resolution: "Where such street walls [that are less than 45 feet wide] abut an existing building with street walls that exceed [the width of the street], such new street walls may reach the height of the lowest of such abutting building walls .
CDATA[ Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen says the extent of Arab and Bedouin involvement in nationalist crime is worrisome - abut weare prepared.
Abut described Lasuba's appointment as being very important for creating unity among the marginalized Sudanese voters particularly in Southern Sudan.
The legislation also includes a provision for a 6-foot barrier, which applies to sites that abut properties zoned residential, according to the bill's sponsor, state Rep.
Max Blue and Wilson Abut use Inspector Pacheco and Luz Stella as politic mouthpieces in their adventures that span the Americas, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Southern United States.
He added that he was concerned abut the possibility that unfounded accusations would arise "from certain corners" against the German bishops.
This was a mistake since many of the workers failed to provide details abut themselves and their practice, which would have given more depth to their stories.
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Four graduated cubes, encased in granite, abut a high, tapering trajectory of glass and steel, aptly named the Glass Hall.
No fewer than three elementary schools abut the fields on the western end of town, as does the Willows mobile home estate, which has the town's single highest incidence of health problems.
The tiles, marked for example with lines or arrows, must abut certain edges to yield the final pattern.
The City Council last night gave unanimous preliminary approval to an amendment to the city's snow-removal ordinance that will exempt those sidewalks that abut the rear-lot line of any property along a state highway.
Many of the claims lapsed, but for the handful that remain within the proposed protected lands and for others that abut against.
Abutting transmission line is the factor of interest and is present at 300 observations, as shown in Table 1 (412 observations do not abut an HVTL).