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    squeeze

    squeeze - Dictionary definition and meaning for word squeeze

    Definition
    (noun) the act of gripping and pressing firmly
    Synonyms : squeezing
    Example Sentence
    • he gave her cheek a playful squeeze
    Definition
    (noun) a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high Definition
    (noun) a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer
    Example Sentence
    • increased expenses put a squeeze on profits
    Definition
    (noun) (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend
    Example Sentence
    • she was his main squeeze
    Definition
    (noun) a twisting squeeze
    Synonyms : wring
    Example Sentence
    • gave the wet cloth a wring
    Definition
    (noun) an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
    Synonyms : power play , squeeze play
    Example Sentence
    • she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away
    Definition
    (noun) a tight or amorous embrace
    Synonyms : clinch , hug
    Example Sentence
    • come here and give me a big hug
    Definition
    (noun) the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space
    Example Sentence
    • getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze
    Definition
    (verb) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
    Synonyms : crush , mash , squash , squelch
    Example Sentence
    • crush an aluminum can
    • squeeze a lemon
    Definition
    (verb) press firmly
    Example Sentence
    • He squeezed my hand
    Definition
    (verb) squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
    Synonyms : force , wedge
    Example Sentence
    • I squeezed myself into the corner
    Definition
    (verb) to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :
    Synonyms : coerce , force , hale , pressure
    Example Sentence
    • She forced him to take a job in the city
    • He squeezed her for information
    Definition
    (verb) obtain by coercion or intimidation
    Synonyms : extort , gouge , rack , wring
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) press or force
    Synonyms : shove , stuff , thrust
    Example Sentence
    • Stuff money into an envelope
    • She thrust the letter into his hand
    Definition
    (verb) squeeze tightly between the fingers
    Synonyms : nip , pinch , tweet , twinge , twitch
    Example Sentence
    • He pinched her behind
    • She squeezed the bottle
    Definition
    (verb) squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
    Synonyms : bosom , embrace , hug
    Example Sentence
    • Hug me, please
    • They embraced
    • He hugged her close to him
    Definition
    (verb) squeeze or press together
    Synonyms : compact , compress , constrict , contract , press
    Example Sentence
    • she compressed her lips
    • the spasm contracted the muscle
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