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butt (up) against (someone or something)

1. To be positioned physically next to someone or something. The table is just a little too long—it butts up against the wall over here. Our neighbor's new addition butts against our bushes, unfortunately.
2. To crash into someone or something. My daughter got hurt when another girl on the soccer field butted against her. My car is in the shop because I butted up against a barricade on the highway.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

butt (up) against someone or something

to press against someone or something firmly. This board is supposed to butt up against the one over there. The goat butted against Fred, but didn't hurt him.
See also: butt
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Turn frame on one end, Test-fit six side boards as shown in D: The outside two boards butt against the frame, and there are 3/8-inch spaces between other boards.
LAHORE -- Lahore High Court (LHC) has admitted for hearing appeal plea filed by Gullu Butt against his conviction and issued notices to Prosecutor General Punjab and others and sought reply from them.
Defending Butt against charges of "conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments, and also conspiracy to cheat" at gambling, his counsel, Ali Bajwa QC, cast a stone at Amir, The Guardian reports.
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LAHORE -- A Lahore High Court division bench Thursday admitting appeal of Shahid Aziz Butt alias Gullo Butt against his conviction for regular hearing issued notice to the prosecutor general Punjab.
Afridi said that a particular lobby of people in the board "poisoned" PCB chief Ijaz Butt against him.
He said: "After that night she used to show herself off by sticking out her chest and rubbing her butt against something - doors and walls.
On the pavilion's two sides that butt against the retaining walls, panels of safety glass fill the spaces between posts, allowing views into the garden while blocking out wind and rain.
"Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt file appeals at the CAShe Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered the appeals filed by Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt against the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal's decision of 5 February 2011 pursuant to which the players were banned from participating in cricket after being found guilty of spot fixing in two Test matches," the CAS said.
Pencil around the upper dowel ends where they butt against the walls and mount pole sockets over the markings.
But I never knew that by getting off my butt against Tyson I would nearly kill myself."
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If fit is loose, apply a little cement on the edges that will touch the interior tube walls, then slide in the strips until they butt against the disk.