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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.
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Fed up with impractical and poorly fitting button down shirts to wear to work, Rochelle Behrens invented The Shirt.
Instead of a shortA[degrees]sleeved button down, wear a longA[degrees]sleeved shirt and then cuff the sleeves.
The "new preppy" look sports argyle sweaters, button down shirts and classic denim with novelty details and finishes.
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By steadily holding the shutter button down, you reduce the opportunity for camera shake.
The user simply presses the shutter button down half-way, causing the camera to shine a light in the subject's eyes to contract the pupils before the shot is taken.
Holding the thumb button down and scrolling the wheel during a game pops up a scale on screen to change sensitivity on-the-fly.
The Riding Shirt is an updated version of a button down with feminine French cuffs, darts for shape and mock flap front pocket.
There will also be characters from the game available in vinyl or resin and a variety of clothing items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, dress shirts, button down work shirts, visors and caps.
With this double-headed pointer showing on your screen, click and hold your left mouse button down, then move your mouse pointer up approximately one-half to one inch, and then release the mouse button.
84% cotton/16% polyester woven fabric shirts: Long- and short-sleeved button down collared shirts with new FedEx logo embroidered on the breast pocket; orange, purple and white threads are woven together for a unique FedEx color.
When a finger reached the edge of the pad, the user was required to either hold a button down to reposition the finger or let go of the operation and restart the drag from a new position.