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  1. buttonhole

    • IPA[ˈbətnˌ(h)ōl]

    美式

    • n.
      a slit made in a garment to receive a button for fastening.;a boutonnière.
    • v.
      attract the attention of and detain (someone) in conversation, typically against his or her will;make slits for receiving buttons in (a garment).
    • verb: buttonhole, 3rd person present: buttonholes, gerund or present participle: buttonholing, past tense: buttonholed, past participle: buttonholed

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    • 相關詞

    名詞

    • 1. a slit made in a garment to receive a button for fastening.
    • a boutonnière.

    動詞

    • 1. informal attract the attention of and detain (someone) in conversation, typically against his or her will reporters buttonhole officials coming out of the press secretary's office
    • 2. make slits for receiving buttons in (a garment).
    • n.
      a looped stitch used for edging buttonholes or pieces of material: the edges are worked in buttonhole stitch

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a looped stitch used for edging buttonholes or pieces of material: a row of buttonhole stitch

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈbʌtnhəʊl]

    英式

    • n.
      a slit made in a garment to receive a button for fastening.
    • v.
      attract the attention of and detain (someone) in conversation, typically against their will: reporters buttonhole officials coming out of the press secretary's office

    Oxford Dictionary