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A state of being forced into a small or restricted space
“It was a tight squeeze in his truck, but none of us cared.”
An act of squeezing something
“A gentle squeeze will push the baby food in the bottle into the spoon attached in front.”
A hug
“Jerred rushed into the house and picked me up in a tight squeeze and twirled me around.”
A small amount of liquid extracted from something by squeezing
“It's also good with a squeeze of lemon or shavings of Parmesan tossed through at the end.”
The act or process of reducing the size or volume of something by or as if by pressing
“… he gave the plastic bag a squeeze and then folded it up for storage.”
Manage to force into or through a narrow or restricted space
“He said the developer has managed to squeeze in the required number of parking spaces but only by keeping all sites at a minimum.”
To rob by the use of trickery or threats
“Let's try to squeeze him and find out what they really do know.”
To apply external pressure on so as to force out the juice or contents of
“Andrew felt a small hand tightly squeeze his shoulder.”
“Drain in a colander and press down with a masher to squeeze out excess liquid.”
“I managed to squeeze through and get down the stairs.”
“The headmaster flung his arms round Robert and squeezed him warmly.”
“Since then she has tried to get the police to squeeze money out of me and has made it very difficult for me.”
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