abut definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To touch or end at one end or part; lay adjacent.
    • To project; to end or border; to-be contiguous; to satisfy; -- with on, upon, or against.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To border upon or end at; be close to.
    • to aid as an abutment.
  • others:
    • to the touch at the conclusion; be contiguous; join at a border or boundary; terminate; sleep: with on, upon, or against prior to the item: as, his land abuts upon my own; the building abuts traveling; the bridge abuts resistant to the solid rock.
    • In ship-building, just like butt
    • resulting in to terminate against or perhaps in contiguity with; task, or trigger to impinge upon.
    • often shortened to but.
  • verb:
    • lie adjacent to another otherwise share a boundary

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