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squeeze

noun (n)

  • the act of gripping and pressing firmly (noun.act)
    Synonym: squeezing
    Example:
    He gave her cheek a playful squeeze.
    source: wordnet30
  • a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high (noun.state)
    source: wordnet30
  • a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer (noun.possession)
    Example:
    Increased expenses put a squeeze on profits.
    source: wordnet30
  • (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend (noun.person)
    Example:
    She was his main squeeze.
    source: wordnet30
  • a twisting squeeze (noun.event)
    Synonym: wring
    source: wordnet30
  • an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • a tight or amorous embrace (noun.act)
    Synonym: clinch, hug
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space (noun.act)
    Example:
    Getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition (verb.contact)
    Synonym: crush, mash, squash, squelch
    Example:
    Squeeze a lemon.
    source: wordnet30
  • press firmly (verb.contact)
    Example:
    He squeezed my hand.
    source: wordnet30
  • squeeze like a wedge into a tight space (verb.contact)
    Synonym: force, wedge
    Example:
    I squeezed myself into the corner.
    source: wordnet30
  • to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means : (verb.social)
    Synonym: coerce, force, hale, pressure
    Example:
    He squeezed her for information.
    source: wordnet30
  • obtain by coercion or intimidation (verb.possession)
    Synonym: extort, gouge, rack, wring
    Example:
    They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him.
    source: wordnet30
  • press or force (verb.motion)
    Synonym: shove, stuff, thrust
    source: wordnet30
  • squeeze tightly between the fingers (verb.contact)
    Synonym: nip, pinch, tweet, twinge, twitch
    Example:
    She squeezed the bottle.
    source: wordnet30
  • squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness (verb.contact)
    Synonym: bosom, embrace, hug
    source: wordnet30
  • squeeze or press together (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • To press between two bodies; to press together closely; to compress; often, to compress so as to expel juice, moisture, etc.; as, to squeeze an orange with the fingers; to squeeze the hand in friendship. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To press; to urge one's way, or to pass, by pressing; to crowd; -- often with through, into, etc.; as, to squeeze hard to get through a crowd. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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