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button

noun [C] uk   /ˈbʌt.ən/  us   /ˈbʌt̬-/

button noun [C] (ON CLOTHING)

B1 a small, usually circular object used to fasten something, for example a shirt or coat: I did up/undid (= fastened/unfastened) the buttons on my blouse.
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button noun [C] (ON MACHINE)

B1 a small, sometimes circular object that you press to operate a device or a machine, or an area on a computer screen that looks and acts like one of these: He inserted the disk and pressed the "play" button.

button

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈbʌt.ən/  us   /ˈbʌt̬-/
to fasten something, usually a piece of clothing, using buttons: Button (up) your coat, it's cold outside.
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