abut

[ uh-buht ]SEE DEFINITION OF abut

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABUT

With a few exceptions, they are charged with no atmosphere and abut at no climax.

I come to talk to you abut M. de Boiscoran, my betrothed, my husband.

Charlie, who came in last, did not abut the door behind him.

The need of some central building, against which these additions may abut, will be felt.

But he perceived with surprise that the pillar did not abut immediately on the wall, as he had supposed.

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

To cause s to become locked in its adjusted position a plug screw p is inserted for the end of s to abut against.

The bearings of feed roll a abut against rubber cushions c, c, whose amount of compression is regulated by the set screws d, d.

When two timbers or planks are united endways, they are said to butt or abut against each other.

Also, the extremities of the planks themselves when they are united, or abut against each other.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ABUT

borders on

verbcome close to; approximate
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