abut (up) against

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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 (up) against something

to rest firmly against something solid. The end of the board abutted against the foundation.
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References in classic literature ?
1] The strange aspect of this mountain is contrasted by the sea-like plain, which not only abuts against its steep sides, but likewise separates the parallel ranges.
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.
Thomas and Birch (13) reported that compression in ulnardeviation with palmar flexion causes a coronal hamate body fracture, when the hamate abuts against the triquetral and a force directed through the metacarpals splits the hamate coronally.
When entering the holder into the remote station, the retaining pin goes on automatically when the arm with holder abuts against a stop.
At one end of the barrel extension there is a raised collar, often called a flange, all around its circumference which abuts against the front of the upper receiver when everything is assembled and in place.
The slide travels and abuts against steel structures in the polymer grip frame.
Huckleberry Finn is a hotch-potch; lethal irony lies cheek by jowl with crude burlesque, the appeal of a book for boys abuts against parody of boys' books, the mythical effect of the great river comes and goes, the tender equality of Huck and Jim was illustrated in the first edition by Kemble's drawings (reproduced here) of blatantly racist stereotypes.
The Louvicourt property abuts against the producing Louvicourt Mine property.