- a young or undeveloped mushroom.
- any protuberant part of a fungus.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for button
- Also button one's lip. to become or keep silent.
- to fasten securely; close up: Within a short time, everything on the submarine was buttoned up.
- to fasten fully or put on, especially an outer garment: Button up before going out.
- to complete successfully; finish: The report is all buttoned up.
Origin of button
OTHER WORDS FROM button
Words nearby button
British Dictionary definitions for on the button
Derived forms of buttonbuttoner, nounbuttonless, adjectivebuttony, adjective
Word Origin for button
Medical definitions for on the button
Idioms and Phrases with on the button (1 of 2)
Exactly right, precisely, as in Her review of the book was right on the button, or We're supposed to be there at six o'clock on the button. This term may come from boxing, where a punch on the button means “a punch on the chin.” [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see on the dot.
Idioms and Phrases with on the button (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with button
- button one's lip
- button up
- cute as a button
- have all one's buttons
- on the button
- push (press) someone's buttons
- push the panic button