buttonhole

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detain

Synonyms for buttonhole

a hole through which buttons are pushed

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detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of

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Lobbies cluster around Capitol Hill like ants around an ant hill, scurrying, buttonholing, importuning, occasionally giving testimony, always currying favor to preserve or augment their place in the sun if not their share of all those lovely federal spending goodies threatened of late by the budget-cutters' ax.
With a single dial control you can select from 21 different stitch types, including 5 reversing, plus 4 step automatic buttonholing.
Sheldon, The Post reported, got right to work, "holding news conferences and buttonholing House conservatives to argue against the bill.
For the past six months, this remarkable 77-year-old man, who spent 45 years in show business writing one-liners for hundreds of comedians, including Milton Berle and Bob Hope, has been hanging out in supermarkets, drugstores and the Northridge mall buttonholing local residents to hear their jokes.
The single dial control enables you to select from 21 different stitch types - including 5 reversing, plus 4 step automatic buttonholing.