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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Needing some prominent person to sign the form, he happened to be meeting up with Birmingham Hall Green Labour MP Steve McCabe at some event and so buttonholed him.
Mr Ahern was buttonholed by three-year-old Jude Kelliher but the Fianna Fail leader kept his lip buttoned and refused to be drawn about the date of the General Election.
More new patients (less than 1 year) were buttonholed than those patients in their second year of dialysis, but there were no comments to explain why this pattern emerged.
Principals buttonholed Dodge to say, "Listen, you don't understand.
More to the point, he (legitimately) buttonholed government as the "problem" a shriek that helped him take control of the very institution whose credibility he undermined.