squeeze
1. [ verb ] to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
Synonyms: crush mash squash squelch
Examples:

"crush an aluminum can" "squeeze a lemon"

Related terms: press telescope tread wring stamp steamroller crusher mash crush
2. [ verb ] press firmly
Examples:

"He squeezed my hand"

Related terms: press clench squirt extrude wring_out
3. [ verb ] squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
Synonyms: force wedge
Examples:

"I squeezed myself into the corner"

Related terms: move compress impact wedge
4. [ noun ] the act of gripping and pressing firmly
Synonyms: squeezing
Examples:

"he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"

Related terms: compression expression extrusion constriction pinch
5. [ verb ] obtain by coercion or intimidation
Synonyms: gouge rack wring extort
Examples:

"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"

Related terms: overcharge bleed swindler extortion
6. [ verb ] hug, usually with fondness
Synonyms: hug embrace bosom
Examples:

"Hug me, please" "They embraced"

Related terms: clasp interlock cuddle clinch embrace caressing bosom
7. [ verb ] to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
Synonyms: force coerce pressure hale
Examples:

"He squeezed her for information"

Related terms: compel drive bring_oneself terrorize steamroller bludgeon dragoon squeeze_for turn_up_the_heat pressure imperativeness compulsion power_play act
8. [ verb ] squeeze or press together
Synonyms: compress press contract constrict compact
Examples:

"she compressed her lips" "the spasm contracted the muscle"

Related terms: tighten choke choke choke prim convulse strangulate convulse astringe bear_down press contractile_organ compression contracture constriction compressor compression
9. [ verb ] press or force
Synonyms: thrust stuff shove
Examples:

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

Related terms: push shove
10. [ noun ] a tight or amorous embrace
Synonyms: clinch hug
Examples:

"come here and give me a big hug"

Related terms: embrace clench
11. [ noun ] (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend
Examples:

"she was his main squeeze"

Related terms: lover cant
12. [ noun ] the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space
Examples:

"getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"

Related terms: constriction
13. [ noun ] (business) a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer
Examples:

"increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"

Related terms: loss
14. [ noun ] (economics,finance) a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
Synonyms: liquidity_crisis credit_crunch
Related terms: financial_condition
15. [ verb ] squeeze tightly between the fingers
Synonyms: pinch nip tweet twinge twitch vellicate
Examples:

"He pinched her behind" "She squeezed the bottle"

Related terms: grip tweak claw pinch
16. [ noun ] a twisting squeeze
Synonyms: wring
Examples:

: "gave the wet cloth a wring"

Related terms: movement wring
17. [ noun ] an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
Synonyms: squeeze_play power_play
Related terms: attempt extort
Similar spelling:   squeegee
  squeak
  squeaky