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Synonyms for squeeze
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squeeze, squeezingnoun

    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, squeezenoun

    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. squeezenoun

    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. squeezenoun

    (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, wringnoun

    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, squeezenoun

    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, squeezenoun

    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. squeezeverb

    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, squeezeverb

    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. squeezeverb

    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, forceverb

    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, forceverb

    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, wringverb

    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, squeezeverb

    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, twitchverb

    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, squeezeverb

    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, pressverb

    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. squeezeverb

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

  2. squeezeverb

    Synonyms:
    force (between close bodies), drive

  3. squeezeverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. squeezenoun

    Synonyms:
    compression, pressure, exaction, extortion

  2. squeezeverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "squeeze":

    tighten, compress, compression, shake

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How to use squeeze in a sentence?

  1. Benjamin Lu:

    Growing fears of a supply squeeze and heightened geopolitical tensions in the Middle East will add a risk premium for oil prices, oil markets though adequately supplied over well-stocked global inventories will remain fragile as market deliberate looming supply-side uncertainties. A prolonged supply outage and heightened militaristic tensions (Middle East) will keep traders fixated on growing market risks in the current term.

  2. Marex Spectron Alastair Munro:

    Whilst these short positions are not in themselves reasons to own metals, they do raise the possibility of a very short-term squeeze higher, especially given light risk appetite amidst ongoing uncertainty.

  3. Jay Carver:

    They were stacked up, some even on their side, some orientated north-south to try and squeeze as many as possible in.

  4. Matt Amberson:

    People are putting on puts in order to profit from the eventual GameStop short squeeze to be over.

  5. Stacy Kern:

    The day Richard was discharged from the NICU was such a special day. I remember picking him up out of his crib and just holding him with tears in my eyes, i couldn't believe this was the same little boy that once was so sick, that I feared he may not survive. The same little boy that once fit in the palm of my hand, with skin so translucent that I could see every rib and vessel in his tiny body. I couldn't help but squeeze him and tell him how proud I was of him.


Translations for squeeze

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  • 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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