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  • the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space
    • getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze
  • a tight or amorous embrace
    • come here and give me a big hug
  • an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
    • she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away
  • a twisting squeeze
    • gave the wet cloth a wring
  • (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend
    • she was his main squeeze
  • a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer
    • increased expenses put a squeeze on profits
  • a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
  • the act of gripping and pressing firmly
    • he gave her cheek a playful squeeze
  • squeeze or press together
    • she compressed her lips
    • the spasm contracted the muscle
  • squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
    • Hug me, please
    • They embraced
    • He hugged her close to him
  • squeeze tightly between the fingers
    • He pinched her behind
    • She squeezed the bottle
  • press or force
    • Stuff money into an envelope
    • She thrust the letter into his hand
  • 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
  • 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
  • squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
    • I squeezed myself into the corner
  • press firmly
    • He squeezed my hand
  • to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
    • crush an aluminum can
    • squeeze a lemon
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