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Squeeze meaning

squeeze - 19 dictionary results

  1. 1. the act of forcing yourself ( or being forced) into or through a restricted space; " getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
  2. 2. a tight or amorous embrace; " come here and give me a big hug"
  3. 3. ( slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend; " she was his main squeeze"
  4. 4. a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer; " increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
  5. 5. a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
  6. 6. squeeze or press together; " she compressed her lips"; " the spasm contracted the muscle"
  7. 7. obtain by coercion or intimidation; " They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; " They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
  8. 8. to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :" She forced him to take a job in the city"; " He squeezed her for information"
  9. 9. The gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata.
  10. 10. Pressure or constraint used to force the making of a gift, concession, or the like; exaction; extortion.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass; to crush.
  13. 13. To force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. The act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure.
  16. 16. A facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as pulp, from an inscription on stone.
  17. 17. Act of squeezing.
  18. 18. To compress; press.
  19. 19. To press; crowd.

squeeze - examples of usage

  1. At last he managed to squeeze himself through the bars. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. Much but not all of that pressure the inhabitants have brought upon themselves through endeavouring to squeeze the farmer too closely. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. It often appears hopelessly impossible for any new- comer to squeeze in, or for those who are wedged in the middle of a long car to force their way out. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
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