Abutted - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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.
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.
abut (up) against something
to rest firmly against something solid. The end of the board abutted against the foundation.
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There was initially a dispute concerning whether the sidewalk flag abutted
the property of defendant Owners Corp.
A team of geologists suggests that pieces of the earlier Appalachians exist in southern South America and perhaps Antarctica -- leftovers from a time 500 million years ago when the three continents may have abutted
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Kelly Company, LLC (Kelly) owned a parcel of land that abutted
an undeveloped right-of-way.
NTS property abutted
the contaminated Whittaker Bermite site until last year, when Golden Valley Road was built between the two.
The mass abutted
the tympanic membrane laterally and the promontory medially.
In Boursier-Mougenot's Videodrones, 2001, five large video projections abutted
one another along a curved wall built for the exhibition.