the act of gripping and pressing firmly
"he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
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
a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer
"increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
(slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend
"she was his main squeeze"
a twisting squeeze
"gave the wet cloth a wring"
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"
hug, clinch, squeeze(noun)
a tight or amorous embrace
"come here and give me a big hug"
the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space
"getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze(verb)
to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
"crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
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
"He squeezed my hand"
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
wedge, squeeze, force(verb)
squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
"I squeezed myself into the corner"
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
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"
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
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"
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
thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze(verb)
press or force
"Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
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
pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch(verb)
squeeze tightly between the fingers
"He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
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
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"
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
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press(verb)
squeeze or press together
"she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
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
obstruct one’s throat
she choked on a tiny fish boneSubmitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019
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How to use squeeze in a sentence?
(The restriction) will further squeeze profit margins at steel mills after Vale's accident has already driven up iron ore prices.
GeneralJohn Kellymay be trying to institute military-style discipline in the West Wing, but that has n’t put a stop to the civil war happening over President Donald Trump’s National Security Council. If anything, the dawning of the John Kelly era may have accelerated that war. The national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, has removed three NSC aides loyal to Trump aideSteve Bannonin the last three weeks. Bannon allies inside and outside the administration have fired back, starting rumors that McMaster is on his way out the door and documenting the Army general’s deviations from President Donald Trump. The latest move against Bannonites came Wednesday when McMaster fired the NSC’s senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick. McMaster’s previous attempt to remove Ezra Cohen-Watnick from the staff had been blocked by Bannon and President Donald Trump himself. … Meanwhile, Bannon’s allies outside White House are trying to put the squeeze on McMaster. On Wednesday, radio hostLaura Ingrahamtweeteda months-old article from theNew York Timesabout McMaster’s ‘ break with the administration on Islam. ’.
Relationships--of all kinds--are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.
I reached over, and she gave me a squeeze.
Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences - "which is the mostest? which is the leastest?" They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: the heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.
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- serrar, esprémer, apretar, estrènyerCatalan, Valencian
- zmáčknout, [[vmáčknout]] seCzech
- trykke, knus, presse, mase, klemme, trangt sted, knugeDanish
- Klemme, pressen, quetschen, zwängen, Engpass, drückenGerman
- apuro, exprimir, crisis, apretarSpanish
- ahtaa, puristus, ahdistaa, puristaa, rypistys, kaivaaFinnish
- serrer, tasser, presser, comprimerFrench
- espremer, apertarGalician
- 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
- persen, drukken, klemmen, knijpenDutch
- ałchʼįʼjiinihNavajo, Navaho
- 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
- klapp, knipa, tränga, dra, slita, kläm, klämma, krama, kram, lirkaSwedish
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