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[ buht-ing ]


  1. a boundary; limit.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of butting1

First recorded in 1545–55; butt 3 + -ing 1
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Example Sentences

He does his first draft, and then you make a pass at it, and then is there head-butting after?

Insert your own cognitive disabilities from head-butting in the House of Representatives joke.

Again, someone forgot to tell Republicans that Netanyahu insists he wasn't butting into U.S. elections.

Ironically, Joe Ricketts is butting heads with Emanuel, recently asked to revive super-PAC efforts on behalf of Obama.

I think the reality is that we were still butting up against sexism.

She howled and sprang up on Bregg, butting her great head into his shoulder, wriggling with delight.

So all the large vessels steamed head on for the iron-clad, butting her right and left.

Mr. Bradlaugh had to hold together a different species, with leaping legs, butting horns, and a less gregarious tendency.

After butting the boy he 52had disappeared as completely as if the earth had opened and swallowed him.

He wheeled and swam for shore, going straight 131for the guard, who stood still, not knowing Billy Junior was bent on butting him.


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