abut against

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 (up) against something

to rest firmly against something solid. The end of the board abutted against the foundation.
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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.