An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to be adjacent)
a. lindar
Sally's property abuts on Collins Avenue.La propiedad de Sally linda con la avenida Collins.
b. estar contiguo
The beam abuts at the wall.La viga está contigua a la pared.
c. estar colindante
The county abuts on the Mexican border.El condado está colindante a la frontera de México.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to be adjacent to)
a. colindar con
It's impossible for me to sleep in because my house abuts an elementary school's playground.Se me hace imposible levantarme tarde porque mi casa colinda con el patio de una escuela primaria.
b. lindar con
Our farm abuts a state park.Nuestra granja linda con un parque estatal.
c. estar contiguo a
City hall abuts a river.El ayuntamiento está contiguo a un río.
d. estar colindante
The drill site abuts the community's water source.El sitio de perforación está colindante con la fuente de agua de la comunidad.
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abut [əˈbʌt]
intransitive verb
to abut on sth [+land] lindar con algo; confinar con algo; [+house, building] estar contiguo con algo; colindar con algo
transitive verb
to abut sth [+land] lindar con algo; confinar con algo; [+house, building] estar contiguo con algo; colindar con algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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