verb (used without object), a·but·ted, a·but·ting.
verb (used with object), a·but·ted, a·but·ting.
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Origin of abut
OTHER WORDS FROM abutun·a·but·ting, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for abut
Godfrey Kigoye, fish farming expertAcross Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, the three countries that abut Lake Victoria, small-scale fish farming is helping boost food security and family incomes.Can Fish Farming Reduce Sexual Exploitation in East Africa?|Charu Kasturi|October 5, 2020|Ozy
Howard followed him to the home that Hayward shared with his elderly parents on 106th Street abutting the clinic campus.The Startling Reach and Disparate Impact of Cleveland Clinic’s Private Police Force|by David Armstrong|September 28, 2020|ProPublica
There is some debate about how this will affect clinics that abut sidewalks or public streets.The Supreme Court Lets Abortion Clinics Protect Themselves|Sally Kohn|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was incredible technology that changed everything abut the way we communicate with each other.
Where the strips abruptly meet others, or abut upon a boundary at right angles, they are sometimes called butts.The English Village Community|Frederic Seebohm
The hotels abut upon the actual sands, just as Arcachon abuts upon its shallow oyster-beds.The White Lie|William Le Queux
These veins have no side plates or wall stones, but abut without intermediate gangues at the primitive rock.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
This was quite likely the first of the servants' quarters, and that east wall must abut directly against the chimney.Love Under Fire|Randall Parrish
The street at this point is (or was) obviously supported upon a masonry substructure, upon which the houses abut.Thomas Hardy's Dorset|Robert Thurston Hopkins