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Synonyms for squeeze
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squeeze, squeezing(noun)

    the act of gripping and pressing firmly

    "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"

    Synonyms:
    clinch, squeezing, wring, power play, liquidity crisis, credit crunch, squeeze play, hug

  2. credit crunch, liquidity crisis, squeeze(noun)

    a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high

    Synonyms:
    clinch, wring, power play, liquidity crisis, squeezing, credit crunch, squeeze play, hug

  3. squeeze(noun)

    a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer

    "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"

    Synonyms:
    clinch, squeezing, wring, power play, liquidity crisis, credit crunch, squeeze play, hug

  4. squeeze(noun)

    (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend

    "she was his main squeeze"

    Synonyms:
    clinch, squeezing, wring, power play, liquidity crisis, credit crunch, squeeze play, hug

  5. squeeze, wring(noun)

    a twisting squeeze

    "gave the wet cloth a wring"

    Synonyms:
    clinch, squeezing, wring, power play, liquidity crisis, credit crunch, squeeze play, hug

  6. power play, squeeze play, 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"

    Synonyms:
    clinch, wring, power play, squeezing, liquidity crisis, credit crunch, squeeze play, hug

  7. hug, clinch, squeeze(noun)

    a tight or amorous embrace

    "come here and give me a big hug"

    Synonyms:
    clinch, clench, clamp, power play, squeezing, liquidity crisis, wring, credit crunch, squeeze play, hug

  8. squeeze(verb)

    the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space

    "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"

    Synonyms:
    clinch, squeezing, wring, power play, liquidity crisis, credit crunch, squeeze play, hug

  9. squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze(verb)

    to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

    "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"

    Synonyms:
    comminute, twitch, suppress, vanquish, pressure, crush, squish, grind, romance, rack, quell, twinge, splash, dally, hale, beat, press, jam, smash, wring, flirt, force, embrace, crunch, trounce, coquette, shove, thrust, chat up, demolish, butterfly, compress, hug, beat out, tweet, slop, mash, quench, contract, compact, extort, stuff, squash, philander, bosom, pinch, coquet, break down, slosh, coerce, oppress, wedge, squelch, bray, constrict, splosh, gouge, shell

  10. squeeze(verb)

    press firmly

    "He squeezed my hand"

    Synonyms:
    stuff, embrace, twitch, extort, squelch, hug, force, constrict, wring, hale, rack, coerce, thrust, press, crush, twinge, tweet, shove, pinch, pressure, compress, wedge, bosom, mash, contract, squash, gouge, compact

  11. wedge, squeeze, force(verb)

    squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

    "I squeezed myself into the corner"

    Synonyms:
    extort, draw, storm, stick, pressure, crush, thrust, rack, ram, hale, press, twitch, gouge, tweet, embrace, impel, force, shove, twinge, compress, hug, drive, lodge, contract, deposit, stuff, squash, compact, pinch, wring, mash, coerce, push, bosom, wedge, squelch, pull, constrict

  12. coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force(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"

    Synonyms:
    draw, storm, blackjack, pressure, crush, thrust, rack, ram, hale, press, blackmail, twitch, gouge, tweet, embrace, impel, force, shove, twinge, compress, hug, drive, constrict, cart, contract, extort, stuff, squash, compact, pinch, drag, wring, mash, coerce, push, bosom, wedge, squelch, pull, haul

  13. extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring(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"

    Synonyms:
    pressure, crush, scud, coerce, rack, contort, thrust, press, twitch, wring from, rout, gouge, tweet, embrace, force, shove, single-foot, torment, twinge, compress, hug, wrench, contract, excruciate, extort, stuff, distort, squash, compact, pinch, wring, hale, mash, torture, force out, bosom, wedge, deform, squelch, constrict

  14. thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze(verb)

    press or force

    "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"

    Synonyms:
    extort, pressure, crush, scarf out, lug, rack, twinge, constrict, overindulge, binge, stuff, gouge, tweet, embrace, thrust, gormandize, shove, gormandise, throw, glut, compress, engorge, gourmandize, pig out, ingurgitate, coerce, block, overeat, contract, hale, press, lunge, jostle, hurtle, squash, twitch, bosom, pinch, wring, push up, mash, englut, wedge, hurl, hug, force, choke up, pierce, squelch, compact, farce, overgorge, satiate, gorge

  15. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch(verb)

    squeeze tightly between the fingers

    "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"

    Synonyms:
    cabbage, hook, pressure, nobble, thrust, clip, rack, sting, hale, filch, twitch, gouge, tweet, top, jerk, force, lift, shove, crimp, abstract, twinge, compress, hug, flip, pilfer, embrace, prick, purloin, snarf, compact, press, extort, stuff, sneak, contract, squash, nip off, bosom, twirp, pinch, swipe, wring, mash, coerce, snip off, wedge, squelch, snip, constrict, crush, vellicate

  16. embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze(verb)

    squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

    "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"

    Synonyms:
    hug, twitch, espouse, rack, pressure, encompass, thrust, press, gouge, sweep up, embrace, adopt, force, shove, twinge, compress, tweet, contract, compact, extort, stuff, squash, bosom, pinch, wring, hale, mash, coerce, comprehend, cover, wedge, squelch, constrict, crush

  17. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press(verb)

    squeeze or press together

    "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

    Synonyms:
    fight, adjure, weigh, pressure, crush, narrow, thrust, get, rack, cut, pack together, foreshorten, undertake, hale, press, twitch, pack, gouge, tweet, embrace, bundle, agitate, force, pinch, shove, weight-lift, sign up, sign on, twinge, compress, urge, hug, shrink, concentrate, campaign, sign, abridge, reduce, take, condense, contract, iron, crusade, extort, stuff, urge on, beseech, squash, compact, constringe, exhort, wring, mash, coerce, wad, bid, push, bosom, wedge, entreat, shorten, squelch, abbreviate, conjure, constrict, press out, weightlift, iron out

Editors Contribution

  1. choke (verb)

    obstruct one’s throat

    she choked on a tiny fish bone

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. squeeze(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    compress, gripe, pinch, nip, press closely

  2. squeeze(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    force (between close bodies), drive

  3. squeeze(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    press, crowd, force a way, urge one's way

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. squeeze(n)

    Synonyms:
    compression, pressure, exaction, extortion

  2. squeeze(v)

    Synonyms:
    compress, gripe, pinch, oppress, extort, crowd, elbow, press

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "squeeze":

    tighten, compress, compression, shake

How to pronounce squeeze?

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How to use squeeze in a sentence?

  1. Richard Schager:

    When Lehman filed its bankruptcy petition, it listed 20,000 former employees and told them they had contract claims, it wasn't until the big creditors took over Lehman's shell that the squeeze of employees began, including the recharacterization of contract claims as securities claims.

  2. Steve Warren:

    The fight for Fallujah is ongoing. Right now the Iraqi Security Forces are approaching Fallujah from three directions, essentially, they encircle the city, almost like a boa constrictor, and they will then squeeze in closer and closer into that city until eventually they are able to finally clear it, as we saw in Ramadi.

  3. John Meyer:

    It's a meaningful number in terms of swinging the market from oversupply to deficit, it could squeeze the short sellers.

  4. Bobi Wine:

    We filthy rich till we decompose When we pass people squeeze them nose

  5. Emily Fuentes:

    We’ve really never seen this in the West before, many of these refugees experience two kind of persecution that we refer to as smash and squeeze.

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Translations for squeeze

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • عصرArabic
  • serrar, esprémer, apretar, estrènyerCatalan, Valencian
  • zmáčknout, [[vmáčknout]] seCzech
  • trykke, knus, presse, mase, klemme, trangt sted, knugeDanish
  • Klemme, pressen, quetschen, zwängen, Engpass, drückenGerman
  • στριμώχνωGreek
  • apuro, exprimir, crisis, apretarSpanish
  • ahtaa, puristus, ahdistaa, puristaa, rypistys, kaivaaFinnish
  • serrer, tasser, presser, comprimerFrench
  • espremer, apertarGalician
  • faastManx
  • présel, nyom, beprésel, kiprésel, gyömöszöl, zsúfol, összenyomHungarian
  • խցկել, ճզմել, սեղմելArmenian
  • spremere, strizzare, serrare, stringereItalian
  • 絞る, スクイズ, 押し込める, 搾る, 絞り出す, 板挟み, 板挟みにあう, 押す, 抱きしめ, スクイズする, 締め付ける, 拓本, ギュッとするJapanese
  • comprimōLatin
  • mamotsitraMalagasy
  • ramiMāori
  • ညှစ်Burmese
  • persen, drukken, klemmen, knijpenDutch
  • ałchʼįʼjiinihNavajo, Navaho
  • sarrarOccitan
  • ficante, espremer, apertarPortuguese
  • schmatgear, smatger, smaccar, schmacher, schmachar, smatgarRomansh
  • strânge, stoarceRomanian
  • вти́скивать, вы́жать, пожатие, сда́вливать, выда́вливать, сти́снуть, сдави́ть, сжать, сти́скивать, впихну́ть, вти́снуть, сжима́ть, выжима́ть, впи́хивать, вы́давитьRussian
  • tripiare, atipriare, ispremiare, tirpiare, tilpiare, tropiare, trupiareSardinian
  • shtrëngojAlbanian
  • klapp, knipa, tränga, dra, slita, kläm, klämma, krama, kram, lirkaSwedish

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