Abut (verb)

  1. To touch or border upon.
  2. To be next to or adjacent to something.


Late 16th century (in the sense "lie adjacent to"): from latin abutere "use up, cause to lean", from ab- "away from" + uti "to use".


  1. The garden abuts the forest.
  2. The property abuts a busy road.
  3. The two buildings abut each other.
  4. The park abuts the river.
  5. The land abuts the national park.
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