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Noun: squeezing  skwee-zing
  1. The act of gripping and pressing firmly
    - squeeze
Verb: squeeze  skweez
  1. Use force to compress, making out of normal shape or condition
    "squeeze a lemon";
    - squash, crush, squelch, mash, squidge [informal]
  2. Press firmly
    "He squeezed my hand"
  3. Force to fit into (or through) a tight space
    "I squeezed myself into the corner";
    - wedge, force, sardine, squash
  4. To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
    "He squeezed her for information";
    - coerce, hale [archaic], pressure, force
  5. Obtain by coercion or intimidation
    "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him";
    - extort, rack, gouge, wring
  6. Press or force
    - thrust, stuff, shove
  7. Press tightly between the fingers
    "She squeezed the bottle";
    - pinch, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch
  8. Hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
    "They squeezed";
    - embrace, hug, bosom
  9. Bring together or compress
    "she squeezed her lips";
    - compress, constrict, compact, contract, press

Derived forms: squeezings

See also: squeeze out

Type of: clasp, compel, compressing, compression, displace, fleece, force, gazump [Brit], grip, hook, move, obligate, oblige, overcharge, pluck, plume, press, push, rob, soak, surcharge, tighten

Encyclopedia: Squeezing