Synonyms of 'buttonhole'
detainDictionary, catch, grab
It is not easy to buttonhole her for an interview.
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If someone accosts another person, especially a stranger, they stop them or go up to them and speak to them in a way that seems rude or threatening.
I told them that a man had accosted me in the street.
If you catch an object that is moving through the air, you seize it with your hands.
I jumped up to catch the ball and fell over.
Thesaurus for buttonhole from the Collins English Thesaurus
A buttonhole is a hole that you push a button through in order to fasten a shirt , coat , or other piece of clothing .