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
Synonyms: force wedge

"I squeezed myself into the corner"

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

"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
Synonyms: clinch hug

"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"

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

"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

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

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

: "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