Associations to the word «Squeeze»


SQUEEZE, verb. (transitive) To apply pressure to from two or more sides at once.
SQUEEZE, verb. (ambitransitive) To fit into a tight place.
SQUEEZE, verb. (transitive) To remove something with difficulty, or apparent difficulty.
SQUEEZE, verb. (transitive) To put in a difficult position by presenting two or more choices.
SQUEEZE, verb. (transitive) (figurative) To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass.
SQUEEZE, verb. (transitive) (baseball) To attempt to score a runner from third by bunting.
SQUEEZE, noun. A difficult position.
SQUEEZE, noun. A traversal of a narrow passage.
SQUEEZE, noun. A hug or other affectionate grasp.
SQUEEZE, noun. (slang) A romantic partner.
SQUEEZE, noun. (baseball) The act of bunting in an attempt to score a runner from third.
SQUEEZE, noun. (epigraphy) An impression of an inscription formed by pressing wet paper onto the surface and peeling off when dry.
SQUEEZE, noun. (card games) A play that forces an opponent to discard a card that gives up one or more tricks.
SQUEEZE, noun. (dated) A bribe or fee paid to a middleman, especially in China; the practice of requiring such a bribe or fee.
SQUEEZE, noun. (mining) The gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata.
SQUEEZE BOX, noun. Alternative spelling of squeezebox
SQUEEZE BOXER, noun. Alternative spelling of squeezeboxer
SQUEEZE BOXERS, noun. Plural of squeeze boxer
SQUEEZE BOXES, noun. Plural of squeeze box
SQUEEZE IN, verb. (transitive) To find time or other resources for.
SQUEEZE IN, verb. (intransitive) To pack tightly together.
SQUEEZE IN, verb. To force in, stretch something to make something larger fit.
SQUEEZE INTO, verb. (transitive) To go into a space.
SQUEEZE OUT, verb. (transitive) Used other than as an idiom: see squeeze,‎ out.
SQUEEZE OUT, verb. (transitive) To force a competitor out of one of a limited number of winning positions by taking over that position or a higher one
SQUEEZE OUT, verb. (transitive) To obtain a difficult victory in a competition
SQUEEZE PLAY, noun. (baseball) A play when the batter bunts a runner home from third.
SQUEEZE PLAY, noun. (poker) A type of bluff where a player with a weak hand reraises a raiser and a caller.
SQUEEZE PLAYS, noun. Plural of squeeze play
SQUEEZE THEOREM, proper noun. (math) A theorem used to confirm the limit of a function via comparison with two other functions whose limits are known or easily computed.
SQUEEZE UP, verb. (intransitive) (of people) To move closer together, in order to make more space for someone else.

Dictionary definition

SQUEEZE, noun. The act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze".
SQUEEZE, noun. A state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high.
SQUEEZE, noun. A situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer; "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits".
SQUEEZE, noun. (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend; "she was his main squeeze".
SQUEEZE, noun. A twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring".
SQUEEZE, noun. An aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power; "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away".
SQUEEZE, noun. A tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug".
SQUEEZE, noun. The act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space; "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze".
SQUEEZE, verb. To compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon".
SQUEEZE, verb. Press firmly; "He squeezed my hand".
SQUEEZE, verb. Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner".
SQUEEZE, verb. 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".
SQUEEZE, verb. 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".
SQUEEZE, verb. Press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand".
SQUEEZE, verb. Squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle".
SQUEEZE, verb. Squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him".
SQUEEZE, verb. Squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle".

Wise words

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