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button British & World English

A small disc or knob sewn on to a garment, either to fasten it by being pushed through a slit made for the purpose or for decoration

Button, Jenson British & World English

(B.1980), English motor-racing driver; full name Jenson Alexander Lyons Button. He won the Formula One world championship in 2009

back button British & World English

(In a graphical user interface) an icon, typically displaying an arrow pointing to the left, that may be selected in order to return to the previous page or screen

button-back British & World English

Denoting a chair or sofa with a quilted back, the stitching being hidden by buttons

button-down British & World English

(Of a collar) having points which are buttoned to the garment

button lift British & World English

another term for poma.

button man British & World English

A hired killer

mute button British & World English

A device on a telephone that the caller can press to prevent themselves from being heard by the person to whom they are speaking

push-button British & World English

A button that is pushed to operate an electrical device

hot button British & World English

A topic or issue that is highly charged emotionally or politically

hold button British & World English

A button on a telephone that temporarily interrupts a call so that another call may be taken

belly button British & World English

A person’s navel

button grass British & World English

A grass or sedge with compact rounded flowering heads

button-quail British & World English

A small quail-like Old World bird related to the rails, with only three toes

button spider British & World English

A highly venomous African spider which is a close relative of the American black widow

panic button British & World English

A button for summoning help in an emergency

pearl button British & World English

A button made of real or imitation mother-of-pearl

radio button British & World English

(In a graphical display) an icon representing one of a set of options, only one of which can be selected at any time

snooze button British & World English

A control on a clock which sets an alarm to repeat after a short interval, allowing time for a little more sleep

tummy button British & World English

A person’s navel

button something up in button British & World English

Complete or conclude something satisfactorily

button mushroom British & World English

A young unopened mushroom

button-through British & World English

(Of clothing) fastened with buttons from top to bottom

button one's lip in button British & World English

Stop or refrain from talking

press the button in button British & World English

Initiate an action or train of events (often used to refer to the ease with which a nuclear war might be started)

button one's lip British & World English

Stop or refrain from talking

press the button British & World English

Initiate an action or train of events (often used to refer to the ease with which a nuclear war might be started)

button chrysanthemum British & World English

A variety of chrysanthemum with small spherical flowers

bright as a button in bright British & World English

Intelligently alert and lively

bright as a button British & World English

Intelligently alert and lively

button something up British & World English

Complete or conclude something satisfactorily

press the panic button in panic button British & World English

Respond to a situation by panicking or taking emergency measures

press the panic button British & World English

Respond to a situation by panicking or taking emergency measures

button someone into in button British & World English

Fasten the buttons of a garment being worn by someone

farcy British & World English

Glanders in horses (or a similar disease in cattle) in which there is inflammation of the lymph vessels, causing nodules (farcy buds or buttons)

buttonhole British & World English

A slit made in a garment to receive a button for fastening

buttonhook British & World English

A small hook with a long handle for fastening tight buttons (often formerly on buttoned boots)

pause button in pause British & World English

A control allowing the temporary interruption of recording, playback, or other process

peyote buttons British & World English

The disc-shaped dried tops of the peyote cactus, eaten or chewed for their hallucinogenic effects

barred button-quail in button-quail British & World English

A small quail-like Old World bird related to the rails, with only three toes

Jenson Alexander Lyons Button in Button, Jenson British & World English

(B.1980), English motor-racing driver; full name Jenson Alexander Lyons Button. He won the Formula One world championship in 2009

button English Thesaurus

he did up his shirt buttons

button English-Spanish

botón m

button-down English-Spanish

button-down collar

mute button English-Spanish

botón m de silencio


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