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English verb: butt against

1. butt against (contact) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

SamplesCanada adjoins the U.S..
England marches with Scotland.

Synonymsabut, adjoin, border, butt, butt on, edge, march

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch

Narrower (hyponym)neighbor, neighbour

2. butt against (contact) collide violently with an obstacle

SamplesI ran into the telephone pole.

Synonymsbump into, jar against, knock against, run into

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)collide with, hit, impinge on, run into, strike

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