[ uh-buht ]
/ əˈbʌt /
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verb (used without object), a·but·ted, a·but·ting.
to be adjacent; touch or join at the edge or border (often followed by on, upon, or against): This piece of land abuts on a street.
verb (used with object), a·but·ted, a·but·ting.
to be adjacent to; border on; end at.
to support by an abutment.
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Origin of abut
OTHER WORDS FROM abutun·a·but·ting, adjective
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How to use abut in a sentence
The main area abuts another 3,000 acres of guided-only, out-of-bounds terrain.The New Rules of Adventure: Colorado|Outside Editors|December 15, 2020|Outside Online
In 1827, a little school was opened in a building at the corner of Gildow-street, abutting upon Marsh-lane, in this town.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
Lacking concrete, he'd constructed a roofless stone hut abutting the barn to serve as his manure shed.Blind Man's Lantern|Allen Kim Lang
All the abutting joints were carefully executed by machinery, the fitting being of the most perfect kind.Lives of the Engineers|Samuel Smiles
These courses formed a kind of inverted vault, abutting, at its edges, upon 214the rock.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)|Georges Perrot
The huge barrier of the Malan range, abutting direct on the sea, stopped 162 his way.The Gates of India|Thomas Holdich
British Dictionary definitions for abut
/ (əˈbʌt) /
verb abuts, abutting or abutted
(usually foll by on, upon, or against) to adjoin, touch, or border on (something) at one end
Word Origin for abut
C15: from Old French abouter to join at the ends, border on; influenced by abuter to touch at an end, buttress
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