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Definition of buttonhole verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



buttonhole somebody (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they buttonhole
he / she / it buttonholes
past simple buttonholed
-ing form buttonholing
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to make someone stop and listen to you, especially when they do not want to He buttonholed me just as I was going home.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: buttonhole

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