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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 does not know whether abutters to the subject are specially motivated to pay a price consistent with the high-end sales and is convinced that the low-end sales are of properties competently marketed.
The results of the household survey among the Chimane supports that conclusion Although abutters provide villagers with many goods and services, they also usurp land and natural resources and, in so doing, may raise uncertainty over ownership and induce greater cutting of old-growth rain forest by the Chimanes themselves.
Following a Planning Board hearing on July 8, a community meeting was held on July 16 where abutters asked about the issuance of easements.
Fox, said they believed the project will benefit the town, road abutters and the college.
Abutters concerned with traffic and environmental issues appealed the decision first to Superior Court and then to the Supreme Court.
As an alternative to erecting the noise barriers, city planners had suggested that National Grid look into quieter equipment, or moving the equipment farther from abutters.
The Bosseys were interveners in the appeal filed with the Supreme Court by several abutters, which named the city as the defendant.
National Grid said the proposed barriers are intended "to both attenuate noise and provide screening to abutters.
That ruling addressed an appeal of the board's decision by abutters Cheryl Morse and Robert Garrison.
A bylaw amendment proposed by selectmen would require municipal water line abutters who build, reconstruct or substantially alter an existing structure to connect with the municipal water system.
As stated in the town bylaws (Article 5, Part 14), "This By-Law encourages the pursuit of agriculture, promotes agriculture-based economic opportunities, and protects farmlands within a town by allowing agricultural uses and related activities to function with minimal conflict with abutters and town agencies.
Abutters have since been contacting town officials to say they were not notified of the project, demanding a public hearing.
The City Council's Youth, Parks and Recreation Committee held Wednesday's public hearing, and heard concerns from several abutters.
Notices had been sent out and property abutters given the opportunity to speak, but none did.