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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 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.
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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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The appraiser should note, as with abutter analysis, that the information provided is beyond a standard appraisal's scope.
The couple did not attend Thursday night's Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing, which was filled with dozens of abutters and opponents to the proposal.
The Nottingham Planning Board recognized the proposal as one of regional impact and 10 towns were deemed abutters due to the three watersheds involved.
But before then, the school, the site, and abutters will be demarcated by a combination of jersey barriers and fencing.
During the design phase, a community meeting was held at the site, and Hoyle, Tanner presented the scope of construction to abutters and other interested neighborhood citizens.
But before Augustus could pitch the proposal at a meeting April 1, abutters got wind of it and went nuts -- and understandably so -- because if any homeowner would welcome the decimation of woods and playing fields in exchange for an ugly parking lot, I've yet to meet him.
According to the Laconia Citizen, abutters William and Elizabeth Batchelder appealed an order of Grafton County Superior Court Judge Timothy Vaughan that earlier affirmed the land use board's decisions approving the site plan of intervenor Topsfield Real Estate Corp.
As this recent proposal will have significant impacts to Douglas Road, abutters and the National Park, the voice of many at this public hearing will be critical,'' she wrote.
Developers and town officials in Meredith are examining options for a proposed workforce housing project after some abutters refused to grant easements.
Citing what they said were noise, dust and glare problems related to the facility, several abutters petitioned the board seeking a declaratory order that local zoning laws and other regulations were not pre-empted with respect to the railroad's pellet-bagging operation.
According to the Portsmouth Herald, at a hearing last month, abutters and residents spoke out against the idea of granting a conditional use permit to the developer, Key Auto Group Inc.
The hearing is in regard to a complaint from abutters of the project, asking for the revocation of the project's building permit.