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buttonholed

See definition of buttonholed on Dictionary.com
  • as inpress
  • as inbesiege
  • as inaccost
  • as indetain
  • as inharangue

synonyms for buttonholed

  • assail
  • demand
  • force
  • petition
  • push
  • squeeze
  • sue
  • urge
  • worry
  • afflict
  • beg
  • beset
  • besiege
  • buttonhole
  • compel
  • constrain
  • depress
  • disquiet
  • enjoin
  • entreat
  • exhort
  • harass
  • implore
  • importune
  • oppress
  • plague
  • plead
  • pressurize
  • railroad
  • sadden
  • sell
  • supplicate
  • torment
  • vex
  • come at
  • insist on
  • lean on
  • weigh down
  • work on

antonyms for buttonholed

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  • give
  • aid
  • assist
  • cheer
  • comfort
  • help
  • please
  • soothe
  • aid
  • assist
  • help
  • please
  • leave alone
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How to use buttonholed in a sentence

Mr. Carlyon, who had been watching for his opportunity, buttonholed Maddison, and led him into a corner.
THE NEW TENANTE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
“I suppose I ought to have stayed and buttonholed him in spite of himself,” he thought, ruefully.
IN CONNECTION WITH THE DE WILLOUGHBY CLAIMFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
There were a good many persons there, and a foreign minister immediately buttonholed the Under-Secretary of State.
ENDYMIONBENJAMIN DISRAELI
Half an hour later the Squire buttonholed Peignton in a corner of the room, and gave him his instructions.
LADY CASSANDRAMRS GEORGE DE HORNE VAIZEY
I started out to offer my services, but some one buttonholed me for the next Stunt; I had forgotten I was in it.
BLUE ROBIN, THE GIRL PIONEERRENA I. HALSEY
The very first officer she saw she sailed up to and buttonholed much to my horror.
BILTMORE OSWALDJ. THORNE SMITH, JR.
As each member came by I buttonholed him, and got him to promise to give something toward the extinguishing of that debt.
RANDOM REMINISCENCES OF MEN AND EVENTSJOHN D. ROCKEFELLER
In each case the rest of the crew buttonholed their late stroke, and put the screw upon him to beg pardon, and with success.
BOATINGW. B. WOODGATE
Nettie is staying with me, and as she is enthusiastic over antiquities I was bringing her here when Mrs. Vicar buttonholed me.
THE DUST OF CONFLICTDAVID GOODGER (GOODGER@PYTHON.ORG)
He is a big man in his way, and I was rather surprised when he buttonholed me after the ladies had left the room.
THE ISLAND MYSTERYGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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