verb (used without object), a·but·ted, a·but·ting.

  1. to be adjacent; touch or join at the edge or border (often followed by on, upon, or against): This piece of land abuts on a street.

verb (used with object), a·but·ted, a·but·ting.

  1. to be adjacent to; border on; end at.
  2. to support by an abutment.

verb abuts, abutting or abutted

  1. (usually foll by on, upon, or against) to adjoin, touch, or border on (something) at one end

mid-13c., “to end at, to border on,” from Old French aboter “join end to end, touch upon” (13c.), from à “to” (see ad-) + bout “end” (see butt (n.3)). Related: Abutted; abutting.

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