button

button(
buhd
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ihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (clothing)
a. el botón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I can't believe you don't know how to sew a button on a shirt!¡No me puedo creer que no sepas coser un botón de una camisa!
2. (machine part)
a. el botón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Press the start button.Pulsa el botón de inicio.
3. (badge)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la insignia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The volunteers all wore buttons with the candidate's name on them.Todos los voluntarios llevaban puestas insignias con el nombre del candidato.
b. la chapa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Be careful with that button. It has a sharp pin on the back.Ten cuidado con esa chapa. Tiene un alfiler puntiagudo en la parte posterior.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to fasten with buttons)
a. abrochar
I can't button my jeans! I think I've put on some weight.¡No me puedo abrochar los vaqueros! Creo que he ganado algo de peso.
b. abotonar
Honey, would you help me button this dress?Cariño, ¿me ayudas abotonar este vestido?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to fasten with buttons)
a. abrocharse
This coat buttons in front. There are four buttons, and a belt.Este abrigo se abrocha por delante. Tiene cuatro botones y un cinturón.
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button
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (on shirt, machine)
a. el botón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
button mushroomchampiñón m
2. (badge)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la chapa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (shirt)
a. abotonar
to button one's shirtabotonarse la camisa
4. (colloquial)
a.
button it!¡cierra el pico!
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button [ˈbʌtn]
noun
1 (on garment, machine) botón (m)
on the button [+arrive] en punto; (absolutely exact) exacto
to press or push the right button dar en la tecla
Buchanan pushed all the right buttons, appealing to Maher's loyalty and to his guilt For all his cleverness, for all his ruthlessness, el jefe was a child to be manipulated once you knew the right buttons to push
2 (US) (badge) insignia (f)
The festival staff wear buttons saying `Ask me for help."
3
Buttons especially (Britain) (in hotel) botones (m)
transitive verb
(also button up) abrochar; abotonar
to button one's lip no decir ni mu (informal)
intransitive verb
abrocharse
it buttons in front se abrocha por delante
modifier
button mushroom (n) champiñón (m) pequeño
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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