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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The single dial control enables you to select from 21 different stitch types - including 5 reversing, plus 4 step automatic buttonholing. Lightweight and easy to carry using the integral handle, the Toyota EC21 has a free arm facility which enables you to sew cuffs, sleeves and trouser hems with ease.
With a single dial control you can select from 21 different stitch types, including 5 reversing, plus 4 step automatic buttonholing. The free arm facility enables you to sew cuffs, sleeves and trouser hems with ease and the flat bed mode is ideal for sewing seams and wide hems.
Sheldon, The Post reported, got right to work, "holding news conferences and buttonholing House conservatives to argue against the bill." Sheldon even finagled a private meeting with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and urged him to stop the bill.
Buttonholing simplifies the process of cannulation, so patients and home care assistants can be taught to perform it with confidence.
He was so successful in his efforts that he became known in the community as "that man who gets people into college." Every day, Purnell was on the case, buttonholing college administrators to admit a disadvantaged student, rounding up scholarship funds and even helping out with bus fare and book money from his own wallet.