Definition of Squeeze play

1. 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
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try
Derivative terms: Squeeze, Squeeze



2. Noun. A baseball play in which a runner on third base tries to score as the batter bunts the pitch.

Definition of Squeeze play

1. Noun. (baseball) A play when the batter bunts a runner home from third. ¹

2. Noun. (poker) A type of bluff where a player with a weak hand reraises a raiser and a caller. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Squeeze Play

squeegees
squeeing
squees
squeezabilities
squeezability
squeezable
squeezableness
squeezably
squeeze
squeeze box
squeeze by
squeeze for
squeeze in
squeeze into
squeeze out
squeeze play (current term)
squeeze plays
squeeze up
squeezebox
squeezeboxes
squeezed
squeezed in
squeezed out
squeezer
squeezers
squeezes
squeezes in
squeezes out
squeezest
squeezeth

Literary usage of Squeeze play

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Baseball: Individual Play and Team Play in Detail by William Jones Clarke, Fredrick Thomas Dawson (1915)
"For instance, if there is a runner on third base and one on first, the hit-and-run signal always calls for a squeeze play. Other teams, especially those ..."

2. Mass Physical Training for Use in the Army and the Reserve Officers by Joseph Edward Raycroft (1920)
"squeeze play: Done upon signal by word or sign. It should be tried only when there is one man out, and when a good bunter is up. The runner starts for home ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1911)
"It has two variations — one the "squeeze" play, which \\ill he taken up later, and the other, the straight steal of home. It mav be accomplished at times ..."

4. Baseball Notes for Coaches and Players by Elmer Berry (1916)
"In general same conditions as bunt and run. When there is one man down. Better to hit with none down unless squeeze play is obviously unexpected. ..."

5. Studies in Stagecraft by Clayton Meeker Hamilton (1914)
"... expedients as the sacrifice hit, the hit and run, the squeeze play, and the double steal, came to be ordered, by hidden signals, from the bench. ..."

6. Studies in Stagecraft by Clayton Meeker Hamilton (1914)
"... expedients as the sacrifice hit, the hit and run, the squeeze play, and the double steal, came to be ordered, by hidden signals, from the bench. ..."

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