Meaning of squeeze

Definition of squeeze

(noun) the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
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"
an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power; "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away"
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"
(verb) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"
squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
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"
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"
press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"
squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

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