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What is another word for buttonhole?

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To detain (a person) in conversation against their will
“His absolute determination to buttonhole me and then to pin me to the wall with his face close to mine to pour out his inanities was a frequent experience from which there seemed for me no escape.”
To engage in a conversation with someone, typically aggressively or at length
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“No wonder Alex had issues with you. Did you buttonhole him about every guy he talked to?”
To apprehend or arrest someone
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To make a request or suggestion
(British) A flower worn in a buttonhole for decoration
“Both children received a special cup, as well as a posy of flowers for the princess and a buttonhole for the prince.”
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