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Definition of abut verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

abut

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈbʌt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbʌt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abut
BrE BrE//əˈbʌt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbʌt//
 
he / she / it abuts
BrE BrE//əˈbʌts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbʌts//
 
past simple abutted
BrE BrE//əˈbʌtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbʌtɪd//
 
past participle abutted
BrE BrE//əˈbʌtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbʌtɪd//
 
-ing form abutting
BrE BrE//əˈbʌtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbʌtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] abut (on/onto) something (formal) (of land or a building) to be next to something or to have one side touching the side of something His land abuts onto a road. Word Origin late Middle English: from Anglo-Latin abuttare, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + Old French but ‘end’.
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