Translation of "buttonhole" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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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. 当我开完会出来时,格雷格拦住我跟我说了销售数据的事。

(Translation of “buttonhole” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)