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Noun: buttonhole  'bú-t(u)n,hówl
  1. A hole through which buttons are pushed
    - button hole
Verb: buttonhole  'bú-t(u)n,hówl
  1. Attempt to influence (a public official or decision-maker) in favour of a specific opinion or cause
    - lobby
     
  2. Speak to someone
    - address, accost, come up to, nobble [Brit]

Derived forms: buttonholing, buttonholed, button holes, buttonholes

Type of: beg, come, come up, hole, solicit, tap

Part of: garment

Encyclopedia: Buttonhole