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  • as inlock
  • as intransact
  • as inbatten down the hatches
  • as inbutton one's lip
  • as incap
  • as inclose

synonyms for button up

  • close
  • engage
  • join
  • press
  • seal
  • shut
  • bar
  • bolt
  • button
  • clench
  • clutch
  • embrace
  • encircle
  • enclose
  • entwine
  • grapple
  • grasp
  • hug
  • latch
  • link
  • mesh
  • secure
  • unite
  • turn the key
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antonyms for button up

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  • disjoin
  • open
  • refuse
  • release
  • unseal
  • disconnect
  • divide
  • let go
  • loose
  • loosen
  • separate
  • unfasten
  • unlock
  • unloose
  • unclasp
  • miss
  • neglect
  • stay
  • leave
  • stop
  • halt
  • abandon
  • bear
  • keep
  • fail
  • mismanage
  • start
  • introduce
  • begin
  • refuse
  • deny
  • disregard
  • remain
  • prevent
  • create
  • unsettle
  • commence
      • unstop
      • unplug
      • unclose
      • continue
      • open
      • initiate
      • start
      • begin
      • disunite
      • disjoin
      • unseal
      • release
      • commence
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      How to use button up in a sentence

      What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?
      THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
      Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
      THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
      Some weeks after, the creditor chanced to be in Boston, and in walking up Tremont street, encountered his enterprising friend.
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      In less than ten minutes, the bivouac was broken up, and our little army on the march.
      BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
      The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
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      I was busy loading the piece when an exclamation of surprise from one of the men made me look up.
      BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
      Even as they gazed they saw its roof caught up, and whirled off as if it had been a scroll of paper.
      THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
      She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.
      THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
      A flash of surprise and pleasure lit the fine eyes of the haughty beauty perched up there on the palace wall.
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      When we'd finished, one of the hunters rounded up the horses and we caught our nags and saddled them.
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      WORDS RELATED TO BUTTON UP

      • button up
      • secure the hatches
      • tie up
      • zip up
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