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English definition of “buttonhole”

buttonhole

verb [T]     /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.Interrupting and preventing from speaking
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