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Definition 1: the act of gripping and pressing firmly - [noun denoting act]

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave her cheek a playful squeeze

Synonyms for squeeze in the sense of this definition

(squeeze is a kind of ...) applying pressure

(... is a kind of squeeze ) a squeeze with the fingers

(... is a kind of squeeze ) the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing

"the expression of milk from her breast"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) squeezing out by applying pressure

"an unexpected extrusion of toothpaste from the bottom of the tube" "the expulsion of pus from the pimple"

Definition 2: an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power - [noun denoting act]

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away

Synonyms for squeeze in the sense of this definition

(squeeze is a kind of ...) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

Definition 3: a tight or amorous embrace - [noun denoting act]

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • come here and give me a big hug

Synonyms for squeeze in the sense of this definition

(squeeze is a kind of ...) the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

Definition 4: the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space - [noun denoting act]

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze

(squeeze is a kind of ...) the action or process of compressing

Definition 5: a twisting squeeze - [noun denoting event]

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gave the wet cloth a wring

Synonyms for squeeze in the sense of this definition

(squeeze is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Definition 6: (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend - [noun denoting person]

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was his main squeeze

(squeeze is a kind of ...) a person who loves someone or is loved by someone

(squeeze is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 7: a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • increased expenses put a squeeze on profits

(squeeze is a kind of ...) the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue

"the company operated at a loss last year" "the company operated in the red last year"

Definition 8: a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for squeeze in the sense of this definition

(squeeze is a kind of ...) the condition of (corporate or personal) finances

Definition 9: press firmly - [verb of contact]

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He squeezed my hand

(squeeze is a kind of ...) exert pressure or force to or upon

"He pressed down on the boards" "press your thumb on this spot"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) squeeze together tightly

"clench one's jaw"

Definition 10: squeeze or press together - [verb of contact]

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she compressed her lips
  • the spasm contracted the muscle

Synonyms for squeeze in the sense of this definition

(squeeze is a kind of ...) become tight or tighter

"The rope tightened"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

(... is a kind of squeeze ) be too tight; rub or press

"This neckband is choking the cat"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery

(... is a kind of squeeze ) cause to contract

"The spasm convulses her facial muscles"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) contract involuntarily, as in a spasm

"The muscles in her face convulsed"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air

(... is a kind of squeeze ) constrict or bind or draw together

"Lemon juice astringes the tissue in the mouth"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) contract one's lips

"She primmed her lips after every bite of food"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) wring the neck of

"The man choked his opponent"

Definition 11: squeeze tightly between the fingers - [verb of contact]

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He pinched her behind
  • She squeezed the bottle

Synonyms for squeeze in the sense of this definition

(squeeze is a kind of ...) hold fast or firmly

"He gripped the steering wheel"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) pinch in the buttocks

"he goosed the unsuspecting girl"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) pinch or squeeze sharply

Definition 12: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space - [verb of contact]

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I squeezed myself into the corner

Synonyms for squeeze in the sense of this definition

(squeeze is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) press or wedge together; pack together

(... is a kind of squeeze ) make more compact by or as if by pressing

"compress the data"

Definition 13: hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness - [verb of contact]

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Hug me, please
  • They embraced
  • He hugged her close to him

Synonyms for squeeze in the sense of this definition

(squeeze is a kind of ...) hold firmly and tightly

(... is a kind of squeeze ) embrace amorously

(... is a kind of squeeze ) hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth

"I cuddled the baby"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) become engaged or intermeshed with one another

"They were locked in embrace"

Definition 14: to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition - [verb of contact]

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • crush an aluminum can
  • squeeze a lemon

Synonyms for squeeze in the sense of this definition

(squeeze is a kind of ...) exert pressure or force to or upon

"He pressed down on the boards" "press your thumb on this spot"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid

"wring the towels"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) crush or grind with a heavy instrument

"stamp fruit extract the juice"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) crush with a steamroller as if to level

"steamroller the road"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) crush as if by treading on

"tread grapes to make wine"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) crush together or collapse

"In the accident, the cars telescoped" "my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"

Definition 15: press or force - [verb of motion]

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Stuff money into an envelope
  • She thrust the letter into his hand

Synonyms for squeeze in the sense of this definition

(squeeze is a kind of ...) move with force

"He pushed the table into a corner"

Definition 16: obtain by coercion or intimidation - [verb of possession]

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for squeeze in the sense of this definition

(squeeze is a kind of ...) rip off; ask an unreasonable price

(... is a kind of squeeze ) get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone

"They bled me dry--I have nothing left!"

Samples where squeeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She forced him to take a job in the city
  • He squeezed her for information

Synonyms for squeeze in the sense of this definition

(squeeze is a kind of ...) force somebody to do something

"We compel all students to fill out this form"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) cause to undertake a certain action, usually used in the negative

"He could not bring himself to call his parents"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) coerce by violence or with threats

(... is a kind of squeeze ) compel by coercion, threats, or crude means

"They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) squeeze someone for money, information, etc.

(... is a kind of squeeze ) bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure

"The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club

"The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly

"She is driven by her passion"

(... is a kind of squeeze ) apply great or increased pressure

"The Democrats turned up the heat on their candidate to concede the election"

(squeeze causes ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

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