- 1[transitive] button something (up) to fasten something with buttons She hurriedly buttoned (up) her blouse.
- 2[intransitive] button (up) to be fastened with buttons The dress buttons (up) at the back. Idioms
NAmE//ˈbʌtn//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they button
he / she / it buttons
past simple buttoned
-ing form buttoning
used to tell someone rudely to be quiet
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