Dictionary Results for squeezing


1. squeezing - noun

· the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"

Synonym(s): squeeze

Hypernym(s): compression, compressing




2. squeeze - verb

· to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"

Synonym(s): squash, crush, squelch, mash

Hypernym(s): press




3. squeeze - verb

· press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"

Hypernym(s): press




4. squeeze - verb

· squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"

Synonym(s): wedge, force

Hypernym(s): move, displace




5. squeeze - 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"; "He squeezed her for information"

Synonym(s): coerce, hale, pressure, force

Hypernym(s): compel, oblige, obligate




6. squeeze - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): extort, rack, gouge, wring

Hypernym(s): overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook




7. squeeze - verb

· press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"

Synonym(s): thrust, stuff, shove

Hypernym(s): push, force




8. squeeze - verb

· squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"

Synonym(s): pinch, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch

Hypernym(s): grip




9. squeeze - verb

· hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"

Synonym(s): embrace, hug, bosom

Hypernym(s): clasp




10. squeeze - verb

· squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

Synonym(s): compress, constrict, compact, contract, press

Hypernym(s): tighten





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