button (something) down

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button (something) down

To fasten or secure something in place with buttons. A noun can be used between "button" and "down." Button down your pocket so that nothing falls out of it.
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button something down

to fasten something down with buttons. Button your collar down. You look too casually dressed. Please button down your collar.
See also: button, down