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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. We still want a small gap, though. We don't want the refrigerator to abut up against the cabinet.
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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. If we want to take down that tree, I'll have to talk to the neighbor because it abuts on his property. Sure, this plot of land is vacant now, but I'm worried that our lawn will one day abut on a grocery store parking lot or something.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But a brook runs through their properties, forcing residents to take a circuitous route to get to the sidewalk that abuts their rear-lot lines.
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Under their proposal, the ordinance would no longer require property owners or occupants to clear snow or ice from any sidewalk on any city street or state highway that abuts the rear-lot line of their property.
"Another factor which adds value for a future development is the 'vest-pocket' park located on 48th Street which abuts the property.
"A property owner is presumed to have a financial interest in matters affecting abutting and nearby property and, therefore, should not take any action in her official capacity on matters affecting property that is near or directly abuts her own," Ethics Commission Executive Director Karen L.
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And without the Swigs, but with Milsteins, the other two families have a 50 percent interest in the major development sight on 42nd Street that abuts Eighth Avenue.
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The property also abuts a recently approved golf residential community that will feature estate homes and a championship golf course.