Translation of "buttonhole" - English-Traditional 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. 當我開完會出來時,葛列格攔住我跟我説了銷售數據的事。

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