abut against

abut (up) against something

to rest firmly against something solid. The end of the board abutted against the foundation.
See also: abut
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Intraoperatively, the mass was found to abut against and erode the mandibular cortex.
Some day in the near future, two Pacific tectonic plates that abut against each other from Seattle to Eureka will suddenly slip, as they have many times before.
Many of the claims lapsed, but for the handful that remain within the proposed protected lands and for others that abut against.