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  1. [noun] the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
    Synonyms: squeezing

  2. [noun] a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
    Synonyms: credit crunch, liquidity crisis

  3. [noun] a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer; "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"

  4. [noun] (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend; "she was his main squeeze"

  5. [noun] a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring"
    Synonyms: wring

  6. [noun] an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
    Synonyms: power play, play

  7. [noun] a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"
    Synonyms: hug, clinch

  8. [noun] the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space; "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"

  9. [verb] to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
    Synonyms: squash, crush, squelch, mash

  10. [verb] press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"

  11. [verb] squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
    Synonyms: wedge, force

  12. [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: coerce, hale, pressure, force

  13. [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: extort, rack, gouge, wring

  14. [verb] press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
    Synonyms: thrust, stuff, shove

  15. [verb] squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
    Synonyms: pinch, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch

  16. [verb] hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"
    Synonyms: embrace, hug, bosom

  17. [verb] squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
    Synonyms: compress, constrict, compact, contract, press


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