Synonyms for squeeze

Synonyms for (noun) squeeze

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: constriction

Definition: the action or process of compressing


Synonyms: squeeze, squeezing

Definition: the act of gripping and pressing firmly

Usage: he gave her cheek a playful squeeze

Similar words: compressing, compression

Definition: applying pressure


Synonyms: squeeze, clinch, hug

Definition: a tight or amorous embrace

Usage: come here and give me a big hug

Similar words: embrace, embracement, embracing

Definition: the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: endeavor, endeavour, effort, try, attempt

Definition: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

Usage: made an effort to cover all the reading material; wished him luck in his endeavor; she gave it a good try


Synonyms: squeeze, wring

Definition: a twisting squeeze

Usage: gave the wet cloth a wring

Similar words: motion, movement

Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something


Synonyms: squeeze

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

Usage: she was his main squeeze

Similar words: lover

Definition: a person who loves someone or is loved by someone


Synonyms: squeeze

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

Usage: increased expenses put a squeeze on profits

Similar words: loss, red, red ink

Definition: the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue

Usage: the company operated at a loss last year; the company operated in the red last year


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: financial condition

Definition: the condition of (corporate or personal) finances

Synonyms for (verb) squeeze

Synonyms: press, compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

Definition: squeeze or press together

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

Similar words: tighten

Definition: become tight or tighter

Usage: The rope tightened


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: clasp

Definition: hold firmly and tightly


Synonyms: squeeze

Definition: press firmly

Usage: He squeezed my hand

Similar words: press

Definition: exert pressure or force to or upon

Usage: He pressed down on the boards; press your thumb on this spot


Synonyms: nip, tweet, twinge, twitch, pinch, squeeze

Definition: squeeze tightly between the fingers

Usage: He pinched her behind; She squeezed the bottle

Similar words: grip

Definition: hold fast or firmly

Usage: He gripped the steering wheel


Synonyms: force, wedge, squeeze

Definition: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

Usage: I squeezed myself into the corner

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: mash, crush, squash, squeeze, squelch

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

Usage: crush an aluminum can; squeeze a lemon

Similar words: press

Definition: exert pressure or force to or upon

Usage: He pressed down on the boards; press your thumb on this spot


Synonyms: shove, squeeze, thrust, stuff

Definition: press or force

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

Similar words: push, force

Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: gazump, fleece, soak, overcharge, hook, rob, pluck, plume, surcharge

Definition: rip off; ask an unreasonable price


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: obligate, oblige, compel

Definition: force somebody to do something

Usage: We compel all students to fill out this form