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Meaning: SQUEEZE

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

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