Thesaurus for squeeze
- squash, crush, squelch, mash, wedge, force, coerce, hale, pressure, extort, rack, gouge, wring, thrust, stuff, shove, pinch, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch, embrace, hug, bosom, compress, constrict, compact, contract, press, clasp, compel, displace, fleece, gazump, grip, hook, move, obligate, oblige, overcharge, pluck, plume, push, rob, soak, surcharge, tighten
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Pronunciation of squeeze: S K W IY1 Z (skwiz)
Number of syllables of squeeze: 1
Pronunciation Video of squeeze
Definition of squeeze
- (n): the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space; "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
- (n): the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
- (n): a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"
- (n): an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
- (n): a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring"
- (n): (slang) a person''s girlfriend or boyfriend; "she was his main squeeze"
- (n): a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer; "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
- (n): a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
- (v): squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
- (v): hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"
- (v): press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"
- (v): squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
- (v): squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
- (v): to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
- (v): press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
- (v): 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"
- (v): 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"
Examples of squeeze
- New penalty rates squeeze restaurants in New York.
- To use it, one simply has to place the wire in the jaws and squeeze the handle.
- The mouse and canary squeeze out and take sanctuary in the mousehole.
- The cops put the squeeze on the gang.
- For any length, simply squeeze the shampoo down the length of the hair.
- Users tear the side or top and squeeze the ketchup out of the ketchup packets.
- Oxytocin stimulates the muscles surrounding the breast to squeeze out the milk.
- This took the form of the global credit squeeze accompanying the GFC.
- Then squeeze the juice into the 2 quarts of water.
- Never squeeze the bow and don't overwork as a cellist.