buttonhole

Definitions of buttonhole
  1. noun
    a hole through which buttons are pushed
    synonyms: button hole
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    type of:
    hole
    an opening deliberately made in or through something
  2. verb
    detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors
    synonyms: lobby
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    type of:
    beg, solicit, tap
    make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
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