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buttonholenoun [C]

uk   /ˈbʌt.ən.həʊl/  us   /ˈbʌt̬.ən.hoʊl/
a hole that a button is pushed through to fasten a shirt, coat, etc. mainly UK a flower that a man wears in the buttonhole of, or fastened to, his jacket on a special occasion such as a wedding

buttonholeverb [T]

uk   /ˈbʌt.ən.həʊl/  us   /ˈbʌt̬.ən.hoʊl/
to stop someone and make them listen to you: Greg buttonholed me about sales figures when I came out of the meeting.
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