Abut vs Collide - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between abut and collide
is that abut
is to touch by means of a mutual border, edge or end; to border on; to lie adjacent; to project; to terminate; to be contiguous; to meet, of an estate, country, etc
[ while collide is to impact directly, especially if violent. ]
To touch by means of a mutual border, edge or end; to border on; to lie adjacent; to project; to terminate; to be contiguous; to meet, of an estate, country, etc.
- It was a time when Germany still abutted upon Russia.
To lean against on one end; to end on, of a part of a building or wall.
- His land abuts on the road.
To border upon; be next to; abut on; be adjacent to; to support by an abutment. [ ]
* (estate or country) Followed by any of the following words: upon', '''on''' or (obsolete) ' to .
* (building) Followed by any of the following words: upon', '''on''', or ' against .] [
To impact directly, especially if violent
- When a body collides with another, then momentum is conserved.
- Across this space the attraction urges them. They collide , they recoil, they oscillate.
- No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and colliding .
, date=June 2
, author= Phil McNulty
, title=England 1-0 Belgium
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=And this friendly was not without its injury worries, with defender Gary Cahill substituted early on after a nasty, needless push by Dries Mertens that caused him to collide
with goalkeeper Joe Hart, an incident that left the Chelsea defender requiring a precautionary X-ray at Wembley.}}
To come into conflict, or be incompatible
- China collided with the modern world.