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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, squish [informal], 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, squash, sardine [informal]
     
  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 [archaic], gouge [informal], 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 [informal], force, gazump [Brit, informal], grip, hook [informal], move, obligate, oblige, overcharge, pluck [informal], press, push, rob, skin [informal], soak [informal], surcharge, tighten

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