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verb as in besiege

verb as in accost


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Since then, a seemingly endless parade of stars have been buttonholed by the U.N. to highlight various issues.

Over tea and coffee a few minutes later, Seabrooks buttonholed Kelly and made the point again.

Fry once even buttonholed the journalist Peter Hitchens and then tweeted a rude comment about him.

In 2009, Mumtaz says Singh buttonholed him at a UNESCO conference in Dubai.

He explained that Feinberg had buttonholed him inside, intent on reiterating the importance of context.

Mr. Carlyon, who had been watching for his opportunity, buttonholed Maddison, and led him into a corner.

“I suppose I ought to have stayed and buttonholed him in spite of himself,” he thought, ruefully.

There were a good many persons there, and a foreign minister immediately buttonholed the Under-Secretary of State.

Half an hour later the Squire buttonholed Peignton in a corner of the room, and gave him his instructions.

I started out to offer my services, but some one buttonholed me for the next Stunt; I had forgotten I was in it.

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On this page you'll find 163 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to buttonholed, such as: assail, demand, force, petition, push, and squeeze.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.