butt (up) against (someone or something)

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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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