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 ?
The sun was so near the ground, and the sward so flat, that the shadows of Clare and Tess would stretch a quarter of a mile ahead of them, like two long fingers pointing afar to where the green alluvial reaches abutted against the sloping sides of the vale.
One of the courts features a narrow swimming pool, abutted against the wall.
Abutted against Hoboken's northern end and Weehawken's southern tip, Bijou's headquarters sports a glass cube at its center, which serves as the facility's only conference room.
The Samana Block, instead of being bounded by the Main Boundary Thrust (MBT) at its southern margin, as is the case in the Kohat-Potwar Plateau, is abutted against the Kurram-Waziristan Block along the Kurram Fault.