(~s, ~ing, ~ed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
Buttons are small hard objects sewn on to shirts, coats, or other pieces of clothing. You fasten the clothing by pushing the ~s through holes called ~holes.
...a coat with brass ~s.
If you ~ a shirt, coat, or other piece of clothing, you fasten it by pushing its ~s through the ~holes.
Ferguson stood up and ~ed his coat.
VERB: V n
Button up means the same as ~ .
I ~ed up my coat; it was chilly...
The young man slipped on the shirt and ~ed it up...
It was freezing out there even in his ~ed-up overcoat.
PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), V n P, V-ed P
A ~ is a small object on a machine or electrical device that you press in order to operate it.
He reached for the remote control and pressed the ‘play’ ~.
A ~ is a small piece of metal or plastic which you wear in order to show that you support a particular movement, organization, or person. You fasten a ~ to your clothes with a pin. (AM; in BRIT, use badge )