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See definition of buttoning on Dictionary.com
  • as inlock
  • as insecure
  • as inclose
  • as infasten

synonyms for buttoning

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

antonyms for buttoning

MOST RELEVANT
  • disjoin
  • open
  • release
  • unseal
  • divide
  • let go
  • loose
  • loosen
  • separate
  • unfasten
  • unlock
  • unloose
  • unclasp
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How to use buttoning in a sentence

From the voices that came to him Prothero gathered that Jane Holland was "buttoning her up the back."
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
Landy, too, sensing the importance of coming events, improved his appearance by buttoning up his shirt-front.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
Then he helped Tommy to dress by buttoning all his clothes the wrong way, and hiding his stockings and necktie.
THE TALKING HORSEF. ANSTEY
Stacey was buttoning his coat with trembling hands, when Martha went up to him.
WAYSIDE COURTSHIPSHAMLIN GARLAND
"He's gone ahead," she answered, buttoning her gloves as they went along.
RAMSEY MILHOLLANDBOOTH TARKINGTON
"Such talks never do any good, judge," said the deacon, buttoning his overcoat and turning up the collar.
ALL HE KNEWJOHN HABBERTON
Down went kind Peggy on the floor, and thanks to her the boots were got on, though the buttoning of them was beyond her skill.
LITTLE MISS PEGGYMRS. MOLESWORTH
"All for yourself," said Mr. Mathieson, buttoning up his money with a very satisfied air.
THE CARPENTER'S DAUGHTERANNA BARTLETT WARNER
"I forgot it, and it burned," sulkily replied Queen Grumpy, buttoning herself into her trailing velvet robes.
THE GREEN FOREST FAIRY BOOKLORETTA ELLEN BRADY
They seemed to have dressed in a hurry, and were thrusting their arms in their coats, and buttoning themselves up as they went.
BEAUTIFUL JOEMARSHALL SAUNDERS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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