|1.||[ verb ] to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition|
|Synonyms:||crush mash squash squelch|
"crush an aluminum can" "squeeze a lemon"
|Related terms:||press telescope tread wring stamp steamroller crusher mash crush|
|2.||[ verb ] press firmly|
"He squeezed my hand"
|Related terms:||press clench squirt extrude wring_out|
|3.||[ verb ] squeeze like a wedge into a tight space|
"I squeezed myself into the corner"
|Related terms:||move compress impact wedge|
|4.||[ noun ] the act of gripping and pressing firmly|
"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|
"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|
"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|
"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|
"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|
"Stuff money into an envelope" "She thrust the letter into his hand"
|Related terms:||push shove|
|10.||[ noun ] a tight or amorous embrace|
"come here and give me a big hug"
|Related terms:||embrace clench|
|11.||[ noun ] (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend|
"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|
"getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
|13.||[ noun ] (business) a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer|
"increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
|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|
|15.||[ verb ] squeeze tightly between the fingers|
|Synonyms:||pinch nip tweet twinge twitch vellicate|
"He pinched her behind" "She squeezed the bottle"
|Related terms:||grip tweak claw pinch|
|16.||[ noun ] a twisting squeeze|
: "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|
|Related terms:||attempt extort|