verb (abut, t, ing)
- (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.
Etymology: 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.
- In a time when Germany still abutted upon Russia.
- His land abuts on the road.
- (transitive) To abut on.
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