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squeeze

noun

1 squeeze

The act of gripping and pressing firmly:
— He gave her cheek a playful squeeze.

synonym: squeezing.

Polish: uciskanie



2 squeeze

A state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high.

synonyms: credit crunch, liquidity crisis.

Dutch: kredietcrisis
Polish: zapaść kredytowa

3 squeeze

A situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer.

4 squeeze

slang A person's girlfriend or boyfriend.

Polish: sympatia

5 squeeze

A twisting squeeze.

synonym: wring.

6 squeeze

An aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power.

synonyms: power play, squeeze play.

7 squeeze

A tight or amorous embrace.

synonyms: clinch, hug.

Roget 894: courtesy; respect etc. 928; good manners, good behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness etc. adj.; bienseance, urbanity, ... show more

Dutch: knuffel
Polish: objęcie, uścisk

8 squeeze

The act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space.

verb

1 squeeze

To compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition:
— Squeeze a lemon.

synonyms: crush, mash, squash, squelch.

2 squeeze

Press firmly.

Dutch: knijpen

3 squeeze

Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space:
— I squeezed myself into the corner.

synonyms: force, wedge.

4 squeeze

To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means:
— He squeezed her for information.

synonyms: coerce, force, hale, pressure.

Roget 744: compel, force, make, drive, coerce, constrain, enforce, necessitate, oblige.    force upon, press; cram down the throat, thrust down the throat, force down the throat; ... show more

Dutch: dwingen, forceren, knijpen

5 squeeze

Obtain by coercion or intimidation:
— They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him.

synonyms: extort, gouge, rack, wring.

6 squeeze

Press or force.

synonyms: shove, stuff, thrust.

Dutch: induwen, inschuiven

7 squeeze

Squeeze tightly between the fingers:
— She squeezed the bottle.

synonyms: nip, pinch, tweet, twinge, twitch.

Dutch: knellen, spannen, wringen

8 squeeze

Hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness.

synonyms: bosom, embrace, hug.

Dutch: aan de borst(en) drukken, in de armen nemen, knuffelen, omarmen, omhelzen, omvangen, omvatten

9 squeeze

Squeeze or press together.

synonyms: compact, compress, constrict, contract, press.

Roget 321: be dense etc. adj.; become solid, render solid etc. adj.; solidify, solidate; concrete, set, take a set, consolidate, ... show more

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Dutch: comprimeren, persen, samendrukken


Moby thesaurus: arrest, arrestation, arrestment, badger, bar, barricade, bear, bear against, bear down on, bear down upon, bear hard upon, bear hug, bind, blackmail, bleed, block, block up, blockade, blockage, blocking ... show more.

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