Definitions of squeeze:
- noun: the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space
Example: "Getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
- noun: the act of gripping and pressing firmly
Example: "He gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
- noun: a twisting squeeze
- noun: (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend
Example: "She was his main squeeze"
- noun: a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer
Example: "Increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
- noun: a tight or amorous embrace
- noun: an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
- noun: a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
- verb: press firmly
Example: "He squeezed my hand"
- verb: obtain by coercion or intimidation
Example: "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
- verb: squeeze tightly between the fingers
Example: "She squeezed the bottle"
- verb: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
Example: "I squeezed myself into the corner"
- 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"
Example: "He squeezed her for information"
- verb: squeeze or press together
- verb: press or force
- verb: hug, usually with fondness
- verb: to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
Example: "Squeeze a lemon"
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