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abut

[ 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

1425–75; late Middle English <Middle French, Old French abuter touch at one end, verbal derivative of a but to (the) end; see a-5, butt2

OTHER WORDS FROM abut

un·a·but·ting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for abut

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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