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To force (something) into or through a restricted space
“So there I was in LA, sitting on top of my suitcase, trying to squeeze one last piece of fabric into it.”
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To reduce in size or volume by pressing together
Squeeze the airbag as much as possible until flat.”
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To force one's way through
“The medic would finally manage to squeeze through the crowd to get to the patient.”
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To manage to get into or through a narrow or restricted space
“We would squeeze ourselves into a tiny motel room.”
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To apply external pressure on
“Andrew felt a small hand tightly squeeze his shoulder.”
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To make room for
“The doctor is very busy. But I can squeeze you in for a quick two o'clock appointment.”
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To extract (a liquid or a soft substance) from something by compressing or twisting it
“Drain in a colander and press down with a masher to squeeze out excess liquid.”
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To hug, hold or embrace tightly
“He just wanted to squeeze her tight in his arms to keep her fears at bay.”
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To obtain with great effort or difficulty
“His parents, who were subsistence farmers, could barely squeeze a living from their small plot of land.”
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To derive or extract something from someone, especially underhandedly
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“This conman has tried every method in the book to squeeze every last cent out of me.”
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To pressure someone into doing something
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“Let's try to squeeze the suspect and find out what he really knows.”
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To fill (a vehicle, ship, container, etc.) with a large amount of something
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(of a button on a device or machine) To press down on
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Mix by pressing
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To touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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To rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
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To push or thrust out
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To exploit or use to one's advantage
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To twist or pinch with a sharp or sudden movement
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To move (something or oneself) slowly and carefully
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To press or crush noisily or be pressed or crushed noisily
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To crowd or nestle closely together
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To make taut
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To introduce or insert surreptitiously or without warrant
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To extract the essence of
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To persuade or use influence on
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To block or clog up a space or opening
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To gush out in a sudden and forceful stream
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Noun
A state of being forced into a small or restricted space
“It was a tight squeeze in his truck, but none of us cared.”
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An act of squeezing something
“A gentle squeeze of the bottle will allow its contents to exude from the top.”
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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.”
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The process of compacting something, usually by pressing or applying pressure
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“We can now show how the squeeze of light can lead to the formation of qualitatively new kinds of topological states.”
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A much-loved person, especially a significant other
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“Guys would begin hanging out there, hoping to become her main squeeze.”
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A hug or embrace
“Jerry rushed into the house and picked me up in a tight squeeze and twirled me around.”
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An illegal or dishonest scheme
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Something that needs to be resolved
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Difficult situation
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A lively, noisy party involving dancing and drinking
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A serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action
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An amount that has to be paid or spent to buy or obtain something
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The action or process of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something
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Possessions stolen or gained
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The force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact
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The practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats
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A thin stream or small quantity of liquid squirted from something
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