Definitions for squeeze

Definitions for (noun) squeeze

Main entry: squeeze

Definition: the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space

Usage: getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze

Main entry: squeeze, squeezing

Definition: the act of gripping and pressing firmly

Usage: he gave her cheek a playful squeeze

Main entry: squeeze, clinch, hug

Definition: a tight or amorous embrace

Usage: come here and give me a big hug

Main entry: squeeze, squeeze play, power play

Definition: an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power

Usage: she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away

Main entry: squeeze, wring

Definition: a twisting squeeze

Usage: gave the wet cloth a wring

Main entry: squeeze

Definition: (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend

Usage: she was his main squeeze

Main entry: squeeze

Definition: a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer

Usage: increased expenses put a squeeze on profits

Main entry: credit crunch, liquidity crisis, squeeze

Definition: a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high

Definitions for (verb) squeeze

Main entry: press, compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

Definition: squeeze or press together

Usage: she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle

Main entry: embrace, bosom, hug, squeeze

Definition: squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

Usage: Hug me, please; They embraced; He hugged her close to him

Main entry: squeeze

Definition: press firmly

Usage: He squeezed my hand

Main entry: nip, tweet, twinge, twitch, pinch, squeeze

Definition: squeeze tightly between the fingers

Usage: He pinched her behind; She squeezed the bottle

Main entry: force, wedge, squeeze

Definition: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

Usage: I squeezed myself into the corner

Main entry: mash, crush, squash, squeeze, squelch

Definition: to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

Usage: crush an aluminum can; squeeze a lemon

Main entry: shove, squeeze, thrust, stuff

Definition: press or force

Usage: Stuff money into an envelope; She thrust the letter into his hand

Main entry: rack, extort, wring, gouge, squeeze

Definition: obtain by coercion or intimidation

Usage: 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

Main entry: squeeze, pressure, force, hale, coerce

Definition: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

Usage: He squeezed her for information

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