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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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