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verb as in touch or be next to something

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Avoid the overcrowded Hudson Valley and head to the triangle between the hamlets of Livingston Manor, Callicoon, and Narrowsburg, which abut the Upper Delaware River.

Opponents say the two theater buildings would abut a residential neighborhood that would suffer undue noise, traffic congestion, and parking problems caused by the theaters.

Hockema, Hinojosa and their allies hope the remaining two, Texas LNG and Rio Grande LNG, which would abut each other on the Brownsville Ship Channel, meet the same fate before they can be built.

Now, the mostly vacant land is abutted by two yacht clubs to the south and a marina to the north.

Two decades later, when Georgia Power announced its plans to build a 12,000-acre plant site abutting Luther Smith Road, some neighbors balked.

There is some debate about how this will affect clinics that abut sidewalks or public streets.

It was incredible technology that changed everything abut the way we communicate with each other.

Where the strips abruptly meet others, or abut upon a boundary at right angles, they are sometimes called butts.

The hotels abut upon the actual sands, just as Arcachon abuts upon its shallow oyster-beds.

These veins have no side plates or wall stones, but abut without intermediate gangues at the primitive rock.

This was quite likely the first of the servants' quarters, and that east wall must abut directly against the chimney.

The street at this point is (or was) obviously supported upon a masonry substructure, upon which the houses abut.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abut, such as: adjoin, border on, join, neighbor, be adjacent to, and butt against.

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