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abut (verb) adjoining; to be adjacent.

To abut is for an area, a building, etc., to have a common boundary with another. If there is a long line of contact between two pieces of land or two buildings, they abut each other. If your home and a school are separated by a wall or a fence, your home abuts the school building.

  • Until the court ordered the garage to be shifted, the school pupils were exposed to a lot of noise pollution, as the school abutted the garage.
  • Walking straight along, he found a hospital, and abutting it, the office of the insurance company.
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