Definitions for: Squeeze

[n] the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
[n] an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
[n] a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring"
[v] press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"
[v] squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the muscle contracted"
[v] hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"
[v] squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
[v] squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
[v] to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
[v] press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"

Webster (1913) Definition: Squeeze, n.
1. (Mining) The gradual closing of workings by the weight of
the overlying strata.

2. Pressure or constraint used to force the making of a gift,
concession, or the like; exaction; extortion. [Colloq.]

One of the many ``squeezes'' imposed by the
mandarins. --A. R.

Squeeze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squeezed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Squeezing.] [OE. queisen, AS. cw[=e]san, cw[=y]san,
cw[=i]san, of uncertain origin. The s- was probably prefixed
through the influence of squash, v.t.]
1. To press between two bodies; to press together closely; to
compress; often, to compress so as to expel juice,
moisture, etc.; as, to squeeze an orange with the fingers;
to squeeze the hand in friendship.

2. Fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to
harass; to crush.

In a civil war, people must expect to be crushed and
squeezed toward the burden. --L'Estrange.

3. To force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with
out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt.

Syn: To compress; hug; pinch; gripe; crowd.

Squeeze, v. i.
To press; to urge one's way, or to pass, by pressing; to
crowd; -- often with through, into, etc.; as, to squeeze hard
to get through a crowd.

Squeeze, n.
1. The act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies;

2. A facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as
pulp, from an inscription on stone.

Synonyms: bosom, compact, compress, constrict, contract, crush, embrace, force, hug, mash, nip, pinch, power play, press, shove, squash, squeeze play, squeezing, squelch, stuff, thrust, tweet, twinge, twitch, wedge, wring

See Also: astringe, attempt, bear down, choke, clasp, clench, compressing, compression, constriction, convulse, cuddle, displace, effort, eject, endeavor, endeavour, expression, expulsion, extrude, extrusion, force, force out, fret, gag, grip, impact, interlock, lock, motion, move, movement, overbear, pack together, pinch, prim, push, scrag, squeeze out, squirt, stamp, steamroller, strangle, strangulate, telescope, tighten, tread, try, tweak, tweak, wring, wring out

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