- usually followed by on, upon, or against: to adjoin, touch, or border on (something) at one end
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to be adjacent;
touch or join at the edge or border: [~ + on/upon/against + object]The garden abuts on the next yard.[~ + object]The garden abuts the next yard.
v., a•but•ted, a•but•ting.
touch or join at the edge or border (often fol. by on, upon, or against):This piece of land abuts on a street.
- Middle French, Old French abuter touch at one end, verb, verbal derivative of a but to (the) end; see a-5, butt2
- late Middle English 1425–75