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verb [intransitive/transitive] button pronunciation in American English /ˈbʌt(ə)n/
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present tense
present participlebuttoning
past tensebuttoned
past participlebuttoned
  1. button


    button up

    to fasten something with buttons, or to be fastened with buttons
    Button your shirt, Johnny, while I find your shoes.
    a dress that buttons down the back

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