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v. a·but·ted, a·but·ting, a·buts
To touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent.
1. To border upon or end at; be next to.
2. To support as an abutment.
[Middle English abutten, from Old French abouter, to border on (a-, to from Latin ad-; see ad- + bouter, to strike; see bhau- in Indo-European roots) and from Old French abuter, to end at (from but, end; see butt4).]
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vb, abuts, abutting or abutted
(usually foll by: on, upon, or against) to adjoin, touch, or border on (something) at one end
[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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v. a•but•ted, a•but•ting. v.i.
1. to be adjacent; touch or join at the edge or border (often fol. by on, upon, or against).v.t.
2. to be adjacent to; border on; end at.
3. to support by an abutment.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French, Old French abuter touch at one end, v. derivative of a but to (the) end; see a-5, butt2]
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Past participle: abutted
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|Verb||1.||abut - lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"|
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
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verb adjoin, join, touch, border, neighbour, link to, attach to, combine with, connect with, couple with, communicate with, annex, meet, unite with, verge on, impinge, append, affix to He lived in a house abutting our hotel.
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A. VI to abut on sth [land] → lindar con algo, confinar con algo; [house, building] → estar contiguo con algo, colindar con algo
B. VT to abut sth = to abut on sth
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abut[əˈbʌt] vi to abut on sth → confinare con qc
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