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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buttonhole  \But"ton*hole`\,  n. 
  The  hole  or  loop  in  which  a  button  is  caught. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buttonhole  \But"ton*hole`\,  v.  t. 
  To  hold  at  the  button  or  buttonhole;  to  detain  in 
  conversation  to  weariness;  to  bore;  as  he  buttonholed  me  a 
  quarter  of  an  hour. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buttonhole 
  n  :  buttons  are  pushed  through  it  [syn:  {button  hole}] 
  v  :  detain  in  conversation  by  or  as  if  by  holding  on  to  the 
  outer  garments  of  as  for  political  or  economic  favors 
  [syn:  {lobby}] 




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