v. a·but·ted, a·but·ting, a·buts
To touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent.
1. To border upon or end at; be next to.
2. To support as an abutment.
[Middle English abutten, from Old French abouter, to border on (a-, to from Latin ad-; see AD- + bouter, to strike; see bhau- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) and from Old French abuter, to end at (from but, end; see BUTT4).]
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