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Abut against vs Abut on

Abut against something—rest against the end part of something firmly. The posterior extrascapulars also abut anteriorly against this median bone, but without touching each other, so that the commissure does not cross the midline. Abut on something—(of a plot of land, etc.) border on something; lie next to something. Mexico abuts on some of the […]

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Absorbed by vs Absorbed with

Absorbed by something— 1. (of liquids or substances) soaked up by something. The chemical agent, whether it be mustard gas or nerve gas, can be absorbed by the skin. 2. (of people or things) incorporated into something. The surrounding villages have been absorbed by the growing city. Absorbed with something—(also: absorbed in something ) deeply […]

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