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buttonholing

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

synonyms for buttonholing

  • 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 buttonholing

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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 buttonholing in a sentence

Loops are made by buttonholing very closely over several foundation threads, making the purl on the outside edge.
TEXTILES AND CLOTHINGKATE HEINTZ WATSON
Look closely into the wool-worked buttonholing at your blanket ends.
NEEDLEWORK ECONOMIESVARIOUS
The ring with which to lift the lid is made by wrapping raffia three or four times over the finger, and then buttonholing it over.
CONSTRUCTION WORK FOR RURAL AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLSVIRGINIA MCGAW
Between two rows of buttonholing (dark on sampler) a single row of Oriental-stitch is worked.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
The feathery stem (A) on the sampler is simply a buttonholing worked alternately from right to left and left to right.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
The band at K is merely surface buttonholing over a series of slanting stitches.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
Sir George in a corner is buttonholing Frederic and saddening him with last accounts of the Scapegrace.
APRIL'S LADYMARGARET WOLFE HUNGERFORD
The capsule of Tenon is opened below the external rectus by grasping it with forceps and buttonholing it with the scissors.
A SYSTEM OF OPERATIVE SURGERY, VOLUME IV (OF 4)VARIOUS
At the same time it is important to avoid buttonholing the septum by cutting into the opposite nostril.
A SYSTEM OF OPERATIVE SURGERY, VOLUME IV (OF 4)VARIOUS
I have never had the courage to solve my uncertainties by buttonholing a Frenchman and asking him what is the truth of the matter.
LEAVES FROM A FIELD NOTE-BOOKJ. H. MORGAN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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