[noun] the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze" Synonyms:squeezing
[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
[noun] a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer; "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
[noun] (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend; "she was his main squeeze"
[noun] a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring" Synonyms:wring
[noun] an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power Synonyms:power play, play
[noun] a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug" Synonyms:hug, clinch
[noun] 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" Synonyms:squash, crush, squelch, mash
[verb] press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"
[verb] squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner" Synonyms:wedge, 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:coerce, hale, pressure, force
[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
[verb] press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand" Synonyms:thrust, stuff, shove
[verb] squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle" Synonyms:pinch, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch
[verb] hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced" Synonyms:embrace, hug, bosom