Dictionary Results for squeeze|
1. squeeze - noun
· the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
Hypernym(s): compression, compressing
2. squeeze - noun
· a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
Synonym(s): credit_crunch, liquidity_crisis
3. squeeze - noun
· a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer; "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
Hypernym(s): loss, red_ink, red
4. squeeze - noun
· (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend; "she was his main squeeze"
5. squeeze - noun
· a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring"
Hypernym(s): movement, motion
6. squeeze - noun
· an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power; "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away"
Synonym(s): power_play, squeeze_play
Hypernym(s): attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
7. squeeze - noun
· a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"
Synonym(s): hug, clinch
Hypernym(s): embrace, embracing, embracement
8. squeeze - noun
· the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space; "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
9. 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
10. squeeze - verb
· press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"
11. squeeze - verb
· squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
Synonym(s): wedge, force
Hypernym(s): move, displace
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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
15. squeeze - verb
· squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
Synonym(s): pinch, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch
16. 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
17. squeeze - verb
· squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
Synonym(s): compress, constrict, compact, contract, press
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