buttonholing

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The act of detaining someone in conversation against his or her will
Present participle of buttonhole
buttonhole
a flower worn in a buttonhole for decoration
buttonhole
A buttonhole is a flower that you wear on your coat or dress
buttonhole
detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors
buttonhole
{f} physically grab someone to gain their attention, compel someone to listen
buttonhole
If you buttonhole someone, you stop them and make them listen to you. Several people buttonholed television reporters to explain to them their reasons for not voting
buttonhole
{i} small hole in clothing through which a button is fastened; flower on the lapel of clothing
buttonhole
a hole through which buttons are pushed
buttonhole
To hold at the button or buttonhole; to detain in conversation to weariness; to bore; as, he buttonholed me a quarter of an hour
buttonhole
A hole through which a button is pushed to secure a garment or some part of one
buttonhole
To detain (a person) in conversation against their will
buttonhole
The hole or loop in which a button is caught
buttonhole
A buttonhole is a hole that you push a button through in order to fasten a shirt, coat, or other piece of clothing
buttonholing
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