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squeeze

 
Noun squeeze has 8 senses
  1. squeeze, squeezing - the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
    --1 is a kind of compression, compressing
    --1 has particulars: pinch, tweak; expression; extrusion, expulsion
    Derived forms: verb squeeze7, verb squeeze2
  2. credit crunch, liquidity crisis, squeeze - a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
    --2 is a kind of financial condition, economic condition
  3. squeeze - a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer; "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
    --3 is a kind of
    loss, red ink, red
  4. squeeze - (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend; "she was his main squeeze"
    --4 is a kind of
    lover
  5. squeeze, wring - a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring"
    --5 is a kind of movement, motion
    Derived forms: verb squeeze1, verb squeeze7
  6. power play, squeeze play, squeeze - an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
    --6 is a kind of attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
    Derived forms: verb squeeze5, verb squeeze4
  7. hug, clinch, squeeze - a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"
    --7 is a kind of embrace, embracing
  8. squeeze - the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space; "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
    --8 is a kind of
    constriction
Verb squeeze has 9 senses
  1. squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze - to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
    --1 is one way to press
    Derived forms: noun squeeze5, noun squeezer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. squeeze - press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"
    --2 is one way to
    press
    Derived forms: noun squeeze1, noun squeezing1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot squeeze Sue
  3. wedge, squeeze, force - squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
    --3 is one way to move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  4. coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force - 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"
    --4 is one way to compel, oblige, obligate
    Derived form: noun squeeze6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
    Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
  5. extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring - 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"
    --5 is one way to overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook
    Derived form: noun squeeze6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
  6. thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze - press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
    --6 is one way to push, force
    Sample sentence:
    They squeeze the books into the box
  7. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch - squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
    --7 is one way to grip
    Derived forms: noun squeeze5, noun squeeze1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze - hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"
    --8 is one way to clasp
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  9. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press - squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
    --9 is one way to tighten
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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