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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybutton up
he/she/itbuttons up
present participlebuttoning up
past tensebuttoned up
past participlebuttoned up

Related words

  1. 1
    same as button2

    His jacket was buttoned up right to the neck.

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to complete the final details of something

    Steve Jobs made sure everything was buttoned up before he passed away.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 11/09/2015
See also main entry: button

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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