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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
Usage: informal
  1. Attempt to influence (a public official or decision-maker) in favour of a specific opinion or cause
    - lobby
  2. Get someone's attention in order to speak them, esp. against their will or to influence them
    - accost, nobble [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: button holes, buttonholing, buttonholes, buttonholed

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

Part of: garment

Encyclopedia: Buttonhole