Definitions for squeezeskwiz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
squeezeskwiz(v.; n.)squeezed, squeez•ing
(v.t.)to press forcibly together; compress.
to apply pressure to in order to extract juice, sap, or the like:
to squeeze an orange.
to force out, extract, or procure by pressure.
to force or thrust by pressure.
to fit into a small or crowded space or time span.
to press (another's hand or arm) within one's hand as a friendly or sympathetic gesture.
to obtain by financial or emotional pressure, force, etc.; extort.
to threaten, intimidate, or harass in order to obtain money, advantages, etc.
to cause financial hardship to:
manufacturers squeezed by high tariffs.
to enable (a runner on third base) to score on a squeeze play. to score (a run) in this way.
to force (an opponent) to discard a potentially winning card in a hand of bridge.
(v.i.)to exert pressure or a compressing force.
to force a way, as into some narrow or crowded place (usu. fol. by through, in, etc.).
to merge or come together.
(n.)an act or instance of squeezing.
the fact or state of being squeezed or crowded.
a hug or close embrace.
a troubled financial condition, esp. caused by a shortage or restriction, as of credit or funds.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a small quantity of something obtained by squeezing.
pressure or intimidation brought to bear to extort money or advantages, force compliance, etc.:
racketeers putting the squeeze on small businesses.
Category: Common Vocabulary
money or a favor obtained in such a way.
Ref: squeeze play.
a play or circumstance in bridge in which a player is forced to discard a potentially winning card.
Slang. a sweetheart:
my main squeeze.
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of squeeze:
1590–1600; perh. var. of obs. squize (OE cwȳsan) to squeeze, with initial s by false division of words in sandhi
the act of gripping and pressing firmly
"he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
credit crunch, liquidity crisis, squeeze(noun)
a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer
"increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
(slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend
"she was his main squeeze"
a twisting squeeze
"gave the wet cloth a wring"
power play, squeeze play, squeeze(noun)
an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
"she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away"
hug, clinch, squeeze(noun)
a tight or amorous embrace
"come here and give me a big hug"
the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space
"getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze(verb)
to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
"crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
"He squeezed my hand"
wedge, squeeze, force(verb)
squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
"I squeezed myself into the corner"
coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force(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"
"He squeezed her for information"
extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring(verb)
obtain by coercion or intimidation
"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"
thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze(verb)
press or force
"Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch(verb)
squeeze tightly between the fingers
"He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze(verb)
squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
"Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press(verb)
squeeze or press together
"she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to press between two things
She held my hand and squeezed it.; She squeezed and got a little juice from the lemon.
to cause sth to comes out by pressing
He squeezed some toothpaste out.
to push or be pushed into a small space
He squeezed between two friends on the bench.
to make things financially difficult
an economy that is squeezing the middle class
an act of pressing sth between two things
He gave her hand a squeeze.
liquid that comes out when you squeeze sth
a squeeze of orange juice
A difficult position
I'm in a tight squeeze right now when it comes to my free time.
A traversal of a narrow passage
It was a tight squeeze, but I got through to the next section of the cave.
A hug or other affectionate grasp
a gentle squeeze on the arm
A romantic partner
I want to be your main squeeze
The act of bunting in an attempt to score a runner from third
The game ended in exciting fashion with a failed squeeze.
(epigraphy) An impression of an inscription formed by pressing wet paper onto the surface and peeling off when dry.
The light not being good enough for photography, I took a squeeze of the stone.
A play that forces an opponent to discard a card that gives up one or more tricks.
To apply pressure to from two or more sides at once
To fit into a tight place
I managed to squeeze the car into that parking space.
To remove something with difficulty, or apparent difficulty
He squeezed some money out of his wallet.
To put in a difficult position by presenting two or more choices
I'm being squeezed between my job and my volunteer work.
To attempt to score a runner from third by bunting
Jones squeezed in Smith with a perfect bunt.
Origin: First attested around 1600, probably an alteration of quease (which is attested since 1550), from cwysan, of unknown origin, perhaps imitative (compare quetschen). The slang expression "to put the squeeze on (someone or something)", meaning "to exert influence", is from 1711. The baseball term "squeeze play" is first recorded 1905. "Main squeeze" ("most important person") is attested from 1896, the specific meaning "one's sweetheart, lover" is attested by 1980.
to press between two bodies; to press together closely; to compress; often, to compress so as to expel juice, moisture, etc.; as, to squeeze an orange with the fingers; to squeeze the hand in friendship
fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass; to crush
to force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt
to press; to urge one's way, or to pass, by pressing; to crowd; -- often with through, into, etc.; as, to squeeze hard to get through a crowd
the act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure
a facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as pulp, from an inscription on stone
Translations for squeeze
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an act of squeezing
He gave his sister an affectionate squeeze.
- apertãoPortuguese (BR)
- stisk, přivinutíCzech
- die UmarmungGerman
- σφίξιμο, ζούληγμα, σφιχταγκάλιασμαGreek
- embus, käepigistusEstonian
- stisak, gnječenjeCroatian
- összenyomás; szorításHungarian
- kreisting; knúsIcelandic
- stretta, abbraccioItalian
- 꼭 껴안기, 꽉 쥐기Korean
- vriendelijke handdruk etc.Dutch
- klem, trykkNorwegian
- сжатие; объятиеRussian
- 壓榨，緊(抱)Chinese (Trad.)
- стискання; здавлюванняUkrainian
- sự ôm chặtVietnamese
- 压榨，紧（抱）Chinese (Simp.)
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