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Definitions from WordNet

Verb button-up has 1 sense
  1. close up, clam up, dummy up, shut up, belt up, button up, be quiet, keep mum - refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; "The children shut up when their father approached"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s

Definitions from the Web

Button up

Definition: To fasten or close a garment by fastening its buttons.

Example: She buttoned up her coat to keep warm in the cold weather.

Definition: To bring something to a conclusion, especially in an organized and efficient manner.

Example: The project manager buttoned up the final details before presenting the proposal to the client.

Definition: To maintain a reserved or formal behavior.

Example: He buttoned up during the interview, trying to make a good impression on the hiring manager.

Definition: (Noun) A buttoned garment, typically a shirt or blouse.

Example: The dress code for the event was business casual, so he wore a button-up shirt.

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