Definition of Squeeze

1. Noun. The act of gripping and pressing firmly. "He gave her cheek a playful squeeze"

Exact synonyms: Squeezing
Generic synonyms: Compressing, Compression
Specialized synonyms: Pinch, Tweak, Expression, Expulsion, Extrusion



2. Verb. To compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition. "Squeeze a lemon"
Exact synonyms: Crush, Mash, Squash, Squelch
Specialized synonyms: Wring, Stamp, Steamroller, Tread, Telescope
Generic synonyms: Press
Derivative terms: Crush, Crusher, Mash, Mash, Squeezer

3. Noun. A state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high.
Exact synonyms: Credit Crunch, Liquidity Crisis
Generic synonyms: Financial Condition

4. Verb. Press firmly. "Sam cannot squeeze Sue "; "He squeezed my hand"
Specialized synonyms: Clench
Generic synonyms: Press
Also: Squeeze Out, Squeeze Out, Squeeze Out
Derivative terms: Squeezing

5. Noun. A situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer. "Increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
Generic synonyms: Loss, Red, Red Ink

6. Verb. Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space. "I squeezed myself into the corner"
Exact synonyms: Force, Wedge
Specialized synonyms: Impact, Compact, Compress, Pack Together
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Wedge, Wedge

7. Noun. (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend. "She was his main squeeze"
Language type: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Generic synonyms: Lover

8. Verb. To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :. "They squeeze him to write the letter"; "He squeezed her for information"

9. Noun. A twisting squeeze. "Gave the wet cloth a wring"
Exact synonyms: Wring
Generic synonyms: Motion, Movement
Derivative terms: Wring

10. Verb. Obtain by coercion or intimidation. "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
Exact synonyms: Extort, Gouge, Rack, Wring
Generic synonyms: Fleece, Gazump, Hook, Overcharge, Pluck, Plume, Rob, Soak, Surcharge
Specialized synonyms: Bleed
Derivative terms: Extortion, Extortion, Gouger

11. Noun. An aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power. "She laughed at this sexual power play and walked away"
Exact synonyms: Power Play, Squeeze Play
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try

12. Verb. Press or force. "They squeeze the books into the box"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
Exact synonyms: Shove, Stuff, Thrust
Generic synonyms: Force, Push
Derivative terms: Shove, Thrust

13. Noun. A tight or amorous embrace. "Come here and give me a big hug"
Exact synonyms: Clinch, Hug
Generic synonyms: Embrace, Embracement, Embracing
Derivative terms: Clinch, Hug

14. Verb. Squeeze tightly between the fingers. "They squeeze the trees"; "She squeezed the bottle"
Exact synonyms: Nip, Pinch, Tweet, Twinge, Twitch
Generic synonyms: Grip
Specialized synonyms: Goose, Tweak
Derivative terms: Nipper, Pinch

15. Noun. The act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space. "Getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
Generic synonyms: Constriction

16. Verb. Squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness. "Sam cannot squeeze Sue "; "He hugged her close to him"
Exact synonyms: Bosom, Embrace, Hug
Generic synonyms: Clasp
Specialized synonyms: Clinch, Cuddle, Interlock, Lock
Derivative terms: Bosom, Embrace, Embracement, Embracing, Hug, Hugger, Hugging

17. Verb. Squeeze or press together. "The spasm contracted the muscle"

Definition of Squeeze

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. 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.

3. n. The act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure.

4. n. The gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata.

Definition of Squeeze

1. Verb. (transitive) To apply pressure to from two or more sides at once ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To fit into a tight place ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To remove something with difficulty, or apparent difficulty ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To put in a difficult position by presenting two or more choices ¹

5. Verb. (transitive baseball) To attempt to score a runner from third by bunting ¹

6. Noun. A difficult position ¹

7. Noun. A traversal of a narrow passage ¹

8. Noun. A hug or other affectionate grasp ¹

9. Noun. (slang) A romantic partner ¹

10. Noun. (baseball) The act of bunting in an attempt to score a runner from third ¹

11. Noun. (epigraphy) An impression of an inscription formed by pressing wet paper onto the surface and peeling off when dry. ¹

12. Noun. (card games) A play that forces an opponent to discard a card that gives up one or more tricks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Squeeze

1. to press hard upon [v SQUEEZED, SQUEEZING, SQUEEZES]

Medical Definition of Squeeze

1. 1. The act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure. 2. A facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as pulp, from an inscription on stone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squeeze

squeasy
squee
squeed
squeegee
squeegeed
squeegeeing
squeegeelike
squeegees
squeeing
squees
squeezabilities
squeezability
squeezable
squeezableness
squeezably
squeeze (current term)
squeeze box
squeeze by
squeeze for
squeeze in
squeeze into
squeeze out
squeeze play
squeeze plays
squeeze up
squeezebox
squeezeboxes
squeezed
squeezed in
squeezed out

Literary usage of Squeeze

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1. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"In the figurative application they have a similar distinction ; we prix» a person by importunity, or some coercive measure; an extortioner squeeze» in order ..."

2. Engineering Geology Applied to the Design and Operation of Underground Coal by C. Richard Dunrud (2000)
"A, Photograph showing a squeeze; B, C, Cross sections showing B, conditions before, and C, conditions after a squeeze. ..."

3. Bismarck, the Man and the Statesman: Being the Reflections and Reminiscences by Otto Bismarck (1899)
"It was not I who sought a quarrel with the National Liberals, but they who plotted with my colleagues in an attempt to squeeze me against the wall. ..."

4. Bismarck, the Man & the Statesman: Being the Reflections and Reminiscences by Otto Bismarck (1899)
"It was not I who sought a quarrel with the National Liberals, but they who plotted with my colleagues in an attempt to squeeze me against the wall. ..."

5. Bismarck, the Man & the Statesman: Being the Reflections and Reminiscences by Otto Bismarck (1898)
"It was not I who sought a quarrel with the National Liberals, but they who plotted with my colleagues in an attempt to squeeze me against the wall. ..."

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