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definition of the word abut

by the Wiktionnary

From Old French abouter, aboter; compare French aboutir, and also abuter; a (Latin ad) + Old French boter, buter, to push: compare French bout end, and but end, purpose.

Infinitive
to abut

Third person singular
abuts

Simple past
abutted

Past participle
abutted

Present participle
abutting

to abut (third-person singular simple present abuts, present participle abutting, simple past and past participle abutted)

  1. (intransitive) To touch by means of a mutual border, edge or end; to border on; to lie adjacent; to project; to terminate; to be contiguous; to meet.
    In a time when Germany still abutted upon Russia.
    His land abuts on the road.
  2. (transitive) To abut on.


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