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abut

 
 
pronunciation:
buht
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to adjoin or press against; be next to; border on.
Our neighborhood abuts the park.The back garden abuts a stone wall.
synonyms:
adjoin, border, join, touch
similar words:
butt, butt, kiss, neighbor, verge
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: abuts, abutting, abutted
definition: to touch along a common line or surface; come in contact (often fol. by "on", "upon," or "against").
In a city, buildings often abut.The property for the new hospsital abuts on a parcel of land used for farming.
synonyms:
adjoin, butt, meet, touch
similar words:
border on, bound, butt, join, kiss, neighbor, verge
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