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American English: /ˈbətn/
British English: /ˈbʌt(ə)n/

Translation of button in Spanish:


  • 1 (Clothing) to sew a button onto something
    coserle or pegarle un botón a algo
    on the button (US) his answer was right on the button
    dio en el clavo con su respuesta
    she arrived on the button
    llegó en punto or muy puntual
    to be as bright as a button
    ser muy despierto
    button nose
    nariz (feminine) chata y pequeña
    Example sentences
    • At this stage, they'll also check your garments for slits, broken buttons or zippers, and any other irregularities.
    • It also features a two-button cuff with a button sleeve placket and wood grain Eagle logo buttons.
    • He was pushing buttons on purpose, to figure out what would make him tick and what he would let roll off his back.
  • 2 (switch) to hit the right button
    Example sentences
    • She pushed the button and waited in front of one of the shiny gold colored doors.
    • He pushed the green button in front of him and the mannequin started to move about the field.
    • Push the button on the front edge and lift, the lid flips back and supports slide out, providing a stand for the phone.
  • 3 (badge)
    Example sentences
    • You can't see from here, but those badges and buttons sport a plethora of pro-life phrases.
    • Most are adorned with slogan buttons, some of which are very old and rare.
    • The slogans on our buttons are actually funny, and many of them are about cats.

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • the blouse buttons to the neck
    la blusa va abotonada or abrochada hasta el cuello
    Example sentences
    • I am buttoning my skirt with fingers that are trembling, and my voice seems to be coming from a great distance.
    • It was a cold November night in Hawolgok-dong and I buttoned my coat against a bitter wind announcing the onset of winter.
    • I think glancing along rows of neatly zipped trousers and tightly buttoned shirts in the tube carriage.
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