button up

Definition of button up

transitive verb

1 : to close tightly and securely a tank buttoned up and ready for action
2 : to carry to completion button up an order or assignment
3 : to bring to complete and final decision or irrevocable settlement

intransitive verb

: to become mum

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“Button up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/button%20up. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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