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Meaning of BUTTONHOLE

Pronunciation:  'butn`howl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a hole through which buttons are pushed
  2. [v]  detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors
 

BUTTONHOLE is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: button hole, lobby
 
 See Also: beg, garment, hole, solicit, tap

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \But"ton*hole`\, n.
    The hole or loop in which a button is caught.
    
    
  2. \But"ton*hole`\, v. t.
    To hold at the button or buttonhole; to detain in
    conversation to weariness; to bore; as, he buttonholed me a
    quarter of an hour.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accost, address, apostrophize, appeal to, apply pressure, approach, beset, besiege, bespeak, blandish, bore, bore stiff, bore to death, bore to distraction, bore to tears, boutonniere, bug, cajole, call to, coax, corner, corsage, detain, dun, exert pressure, greet, hail, halloo, importune, invoke, nag, nag at, pester, plague, ply, press, pressure, push, salute, send to sleep, speak, speak fair, speak to, take aside, talk to, tease, urge, waylay, wheedle, work on
 

 

 

 

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