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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).]

a·but′ter n.
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[əˈbʌtɪŋ] ADJcontiguo, colindante
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adj(daran) anstoßend attr; fields also(daran) angrenzend attr
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The canyon had become a rocky slit, rising roughly at a steep angle toward what seemed a pass between two abutting peaks.
Who was the far-off founder of the house, With its red gates abutting to the road?
This scroll, majestic in its severe simplicity, illuminated a little slip of front garden abutting on the thirsty high-road, where a few of the dustiest of leaves hung their dismal heads and led a life of choking.
It was not, in appearance, so desirable a habitation as his old quarters: being a mean and badly-furnished apartment, of very limited size; lighted only by one small window in the shelving roof, and abutting on a close and dirty lane.
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Besides closing down that restaurant, the projectalso led Oshkosh officials to impose a special assessment of more than $40,000on an abutting land owner, CED Properties.
* 1008-1010 Flushing Ave is an assemblage of two abutting properties; A newly developed structure, 1010 Flushing Avenue contains four retail outlets, ranging from 400 SF--1,400 SF for a total of 3,800 SF of rentable space.
Overruling prior precedents, the Court of Appeals holds that New York City's sidewalk liability law does not only impose tort liability on the owner abutting the sidewalk where a trip and fall occurs, but the owner of the property next door may also be liable if that owners negligence contributed to the accident.
The abutting property, like much of the Outer Harbor, is not deemed as a safe location for housing or a park without further testing to determine if remediation is necessary, according to the documents
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A few people, at rest, have a Flush Bite, with abutting teeth and abutting lips.