English to Afrikaans Meaning :: buttonhole

Buttonhole :
- knoopsgat

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Noun(1) a hole through which buttons are pushed
Verb(1) detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors

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(1) Her hands easily slid the first large white buttons out of the buttonhole .(2) reporters buttonhole officials coming out of the press secretary's office(3) The bride's choice of bouquet and the bridegroom's buttonhole are made from fresh flowers.(4) Flowers for Julie's bouquet and her partner's buttonhole are included.(5) Arrange the flowers in a cascade from the right front shoulder seam down the center front, working around the buttonhole .(6) ‘I know he has nothing to do with this,’ said Jamal Awadallah, who was wearing a red, white and blue Together We Stand buttonhole .(7) Attach a heavier than normal interfacing scrap (or two layers of interfacing) on the garment wrong side before constructing the buttonhole .(8) It should be worn on the outside of the buttonhole , and not in it.(9) Just before slipping into the back seat of the car, gardener Tom would pick a flower for his boss' buttonhole .(10) The campaign centres on the sale of silk buttonhole daffodils and bunches of fresh daffodils by over 5,000 volunteers countrywide.(11) As for the hired morning suit complete with cravat and matching buttonhole , alas, there was nothing I could have done about that.(12) Unlike the handsaw, which was refined over time, the button and its buttonhole simply appeared in northern Europe in the thirteenth century - true works of an anonymous inventive genius.(13) Another approach is to take a shirt that fits you perfectly and determine the distance between the middle of its collar button to the far end of the buttonhole .(14) Over subsequent days I buttonholed musicians in precincts and plazas in an attempt to discover if the busking community as a whole was, like indigent Eddie, experiencing lean times.(15) I needn't have worried, because Forrest cut such a jovial and outgoing figure that I briefly wondered if I had buttonholed the wrong man.(16) The pattern will indicate placement for buttons and buttonholes but final locations are best determined after the pattern is altered and fitted to you.
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(1) buttonhole ::
1. lobby ::
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