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Butt against   /bət əgˈɛnst/   Listen
Butt against

verb
1.
Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary.  Synonyms: abut, adjoin, border, butt, butt on, edge, march.  "England marches with Scotland"
2.
Collide violently with an obstacle.  Synonyms: bump into, jar against, knock against, run into.






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"Butt against" Quotes from Famous Books



... at last: 'Girl, for I see ye scorn my courtesies, Take warning: yonder man is surely dead; And I compel all creatures to my will. Not eat nor drink? And wherefore wail for one, Who put your beauty to this flout and scorn By dressing it in rags? Amazed am I, Beholding how ye butt against my wish, That I forbear you thus: cross me no more. At least put off to please me this poor gown, This silken rag, this beggar-woman's weed: I love that beauty should go beautifully: For see ye not my gentlewomen here, How gay, how suited to the ...
— Idylls of the King • Alfred, Lord Tennyson



Words linked to "Butt against" :   collide with, touch, contact, strike, neighbor, hit, impinge on, neighbour, meet



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