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KK Pronunciation

〔 skwiz 〕


〔 skwiːz 〕

Overview of noun squeeze

The noun squeeze has 8 senses

  • squeeze, squeezing -- (the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze")

  • credit crunch, liquidity crisis, squeeze -- (a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high)

  • squeeze -- (a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer; "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits")

  • squeeze -- ((slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend; "she was his main squeeze")

  • squeeze, wring -- (a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring")

  • power play, squeeze play, squeeze -- (an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power; "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away")

  • hug, clinch, squeeze -- (a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug")

  • squeeze -- (the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space; "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze")

Overview of verb squeeze

The verb squeeze has 9 senses

  • squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze -- (to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon")

  • squeeze -- (press firmly; "He squeezed my hand")

  • wedge, squeeze, force -- (squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner")

  • coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force -- (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")

  • extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring -- (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")

  • thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze -- (press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand")

  • pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch -- (squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle")

  • embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze -- (squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him")

  • compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")