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Definitions of squeeze:
  • noun:   the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space
    Example: "Getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
  • noun:   the act of gripping and pressing firmly
    Example: "He gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
  • noun:   a twisting squeeze
  • noun:   (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend
    Example: "She was his main squeeze"
  • noun:   a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer
    Example: "Increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
  • noun:   a tight or amorous embrace
  • noun:   an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
  • noun:   a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
  • verb:   press firmly
    Example: "He squeezed my hand"
  • verb:   obtain by coercion or intimidation
    Example: "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
  • verb:   squeeze tightly between the fingers
    Example: "She squeezed the bottle"
  • verb:   squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
    Example: "I squeezed myself into the corner"
  • 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"
    Example: "He squeezed her for information"
  • verb:   squeeze or press together
  • verb:   press or force
  • verb:   hug, usually with fondness
  • verb:   to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
    Example: "Squeeze a lemon"

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