Dictionary Results for squeeze

1. squeeze - noun

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

Synonym(s): squeezing

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

Hypernym(s): financial_condition

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"

Hypernym(s): lover

5. squeeze - noun

· a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring"

Synonym(s): 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"

Hypernym(s): constriction

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

Hypernym(s): press

10. squeeze - verb

· press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"

Hypernym(s): press

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

Hypernym(s): grip

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

Hypernym(s): clasp

17. 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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