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squeeze



I - noun
1. the act of gripping and pressing firmly (Freq. 1)
- he gave her cheek a playful squeeze
Syn:
squeezing
Derivationally related forms:
squeeze (for: squeezing)
Hypernyms:
compression, compressing
Hyponyms:
pinch, tweak, expression, extrusion, expulsion
2. a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer
- increased expenses put a squeeze on profits
Hypernyms:
loss, red ink, red
3. (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend
- she was his main squeeze
Usage Domain:
slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot,
patois, vernacular
Hypernyms:
lover
4. a twisting squeeze
- gave the wet cloth a wring
Syn:
wring
Derivationally related forms:
wring (for: wring)
Hypernyms:
movement, motion
5. a tight or amorous embrace
- come here and give me a big hug
Syn:
hug, clinch
Derivationally related forms:
clinch (for: clinch), hug (for: hug)
Hypernyms:
embrace, embracing, embracement
6. an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
- she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away
Syn:
power play, squeeze play
Hypernyms:
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
7. a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
Syn:
credit crunch, liquidity crisis
Hypernyms:
financial condition
8. the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space
- getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze
Hypernyms:
constriction

II - verb
1. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition (Freq. 9)
- crush an aluminum can
- squeeze a lemon
Syn:
squash, crush, squelch, mash
Derivationally related forms:
squeezer, mash (for: mash), crush (for: crush), crusher (for: crush)
Hypernyms:
press
Hyponyms:
wring, stamp, steamroller, tread, telescope
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
2. press firmly (Freq. 6)
- He squeezed my hand
See Also:
squeeze out
Derivationally related forms:
squeezing
Hypernyms:
press
Hyponyms:
clench
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- Sam cannot squeeze Sue
3. squeeze like a wedge into a tight space (Freq. 4)
- I squeezed myself into the corner
Syn:
wedge, force
Derivationally related forms:
wedge (for: wedge)
Hypernyms:
move, displace
Hyponyms:
impact, compress, compact, pack together
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody PP
- Somebody ----s something PP
4. 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
Syn:
extort, rack, gouge, wring
Derivationally related forms:
gouger (for: gouge), extortion (for: extort)
Hypernyms:
overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece,
plume, pluck, rob, hook
Hyponyms:
bleed
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something from somebody
5. squeeze or press together
- she compressed her lips
- the spasm contracted the muscle
Syn:
compress, constrict, compact, contract, press
Derivationally related forms:
press (for: press), pressing (for: press), contraction (for: contract), contracture (for: contract), contractor (for: contract), constriction (for: constrict), constrictor (for: constrict), compressible (for: compress), compression (for: compress), compressor (for: compress), compressing (for: compress)
Hypernyms:
tighten
Hyponyms:
choke, strangle, prim, astringe, strangulate,
convulse, bear down, overbear, gag, fret, scrag
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
6. 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
Syn:
coerce, hale, pressure, force
Derivationally related forms:
force (for: force), pressure (for: pressure), coercive (for: coerce), coercion (for: coerce)
Hypernyms:
compel, oblige, obligate
Hyponyms:
turn up the heat, turn up the pressure, drive, bludgeon, steamroller,
steamroll, squeeze for, dragoon, sandbag, railroad, terrorize,
terrorise, bring oneself
Cause:
act, move
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
- Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
7. squeeze tightly between the fingers
- He pinched her behind
- She squeezed the bottle
Syn:
pinch, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch
Derivationally related forms:
nipper (for: nip), pinch (for: pinch)
Hypernyms:
grip
Hyponyms:
goose, tweak
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
8. press or force
- Stuff money into an envelope
- She thrust the letter into his hand
Syn:
thrust, stuff, shove
Derivationally related forms:
shove (for: shove), thrust (for: thrust)
Hypernyms:
push, force
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody PP
- Somebody ----s something PP
- They squeeze the books into the box
9. squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
- Hug me, please
- They embraced
- He hugged her close to him
Syn:
embrace, hug, bosom
Derivationally related forms:
bosom (for: bosom), hug (for: hug), hugger (for: hug), hugging (for: hug), embracement (for: embrace), embrace (for: embrace), embracing (for: embrace)
Hypernyms:
clasp
Hyponyms:
clinch, cuddle, interlock, lock
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody

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