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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 project architect and code consultant advised the client, based on the section's use of the words "lowest" and "walls," that without an abutting property on both sides, the client's project would be limited to the street width.
Alternatively, many of its easements are jointly used by abutting property owners, who own the underlying fee title, for gardening or other agrarian purposes subject to BPA's need for maintenance access.
Examples include once-productive salmon runs pushed to the brink of extinction, stream and riparian areas eroded and denuded from overgrazing, deserted mining operations, Indian lands inundated by water from downstream dams, and clearcuts abutting designated wilderness areas.
The acreage subject to application includes primarily acreage which was subject to Zion's Asher Preliminary Permit as reduced in accordance with the provisions of the Israeli Petroleum Law, together with a small addition of acreage abutting to the north of the lands subject to the Asher Permit.
The cityscape encompasses much of what industrial cities like Worcester are all about: Residences abutting small businesses, abutting some larger businesses.
Landowners) own property abutting former Exit 66 on Interstate 90, a controlled-access highway.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP--led by Carl Schwartz, chairman of the real estate practice group--represented Artimus Construction, which as operating partner controls the development and as general contractor will build it, in the acquisition of a vacant quarter of a block abutting Fifth Avenue between 119th and 120th Streets, as well as on a construction loan and equity financing.
After all, the Nederlander Organization is planning a $300 million mixed-use development on abutting land, without a subsidy.
A large, freestanding wall of abutting canvases partly covered the windows of the gallery like a translucent screen.
Like many of her neighbours, Jaeger has hopped on the bandwagon, buying into North Bay's multi-pronged plan to spruce up its downtown and convert the abutting former CP rail lands into a major community and tourist destination with botanical gardens, carousels, a railway museum and Heritage Train.
More than 10,500 years ago, hunter-gatherers dwelled along those riverbanks, seeking shelter in shallow limestone caves abutting the water's edge.
This great volume forms the long side of the triangle, with ancillary accommodation compacted into an abutting five-storey wedge.
The company intends to incorporate/build a number of high end single family homes and condos on the property abutting the golf course, thus creating additional profits from the acquisition while defraying the acquisition cost.
Snow removal on most public sidewalks is the responsibility of the abutting private property owners, who are now required to remove the snow to a width of at least 4 feet within 10 hours after snow stops falling.
Kelly acknowledged that both Kelly and the Keetons owned property abutting the right-of-way.