Definitions for squeezeskwiz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

squeezeskwiz(v.; n.)squeezed, squeez•ing

  1. (v.t.)to press forcibly together; compress.

  2. to apply pressure to in order to extract juice, sap, or the like:

    to squeeze an orange.

  3. to force out, extract, or procure by pressure.

  4. to force or thrust by pressure.

  5. to fit into a small or crowded space or time span.

  6. to press (another's hand or arm) within one's hand as a friendly or sympathetic gesture.

  7. to hug.

  8. to obtain by financial or emotional pressure, force, etc.; extort.

  9. to threaten, intimidate, or harass in order to obtain money, advantages, etc.

  10. to cause financial hardship to:

    manufacturers squeezed by high tariffs.

  11. to enable (a runner on third base) to score on a squeeze play. to score (a run) in this way.

    Category: Sport

  12. to force (an opponent) to discard a potentially winning card in a hand of bridge.

    Category: Games

  13. (v.i.)to exert pressure or a compressing force.

  14. to force a way, as into some narrow or crowded place (usu. fol. by through, in, etc.).

  15. to merge or come together.

  16. (n.)an act or instance of squeezing.

  17. the fact or state of being squeezed or crowded.

  18. a handclasp.

  19. a hug or close embrace.

  20. a troubled financial condition, esp. caused by a shortage or restriction, as of credit or funds.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  21. a small quantity of something obtained by squeezing.

  22. pressure or intimidation brought to bear to extort money or advantages, force compliance, etc.:

    racketeers putting the squeeze on small businesses.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  23. money or a favor obtained in such a way.

  24. Category: Sport

    Ref: squeeze play.

  25. a play or circumstance in bridge in which a player is forced to discard a potentially winning card.

    Category: Games

  26. 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. squeeze, squeezing(noun)

    the act of gripping and pressing firmly

    "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"

  2. 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

  3. squeeze(noun)

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

    "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"

  4. squeeze(noun)

    (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend

    "she was his main squeeze"

  5. squeeze, wring(noun)

    a twisting squeeze

    "gave the wet cloth a wring"

  6. 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"

  7. hug, clinch, squeeze(noun)

    a tight or amorous embrace

    "come here and give me a big hug"

  8. squeeze(verb)

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

    "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"

  9. squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze(verb)

    to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

    "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"

  10. squeeze(verb)

    press firmly

    "He squeezed my hand"

  11. wedge, squeeze, force(verb)

    squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

    "I squeezed myself into the corner"

  12. 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"

  13. 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"

  14. thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze(verb)

    press or force

    "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"

  15. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch(verb)

    squeeze tightly between the fingers

    "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"

  16. 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"

  17. 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

  1. squeeze(verb)skwiz

    to press between two things

    She held my hand and squeezed it.; She squeezed and got a little juice from the lemon.

  2. squeezeskwiz

    to cause sth to comes out by pressing

    He squeezed some toothpaste out.

  3. squeezeskwiz

    to push or be pushed into a small space

    He squeezed between two friends on the bench.

  4. squeezeskwiz

    to make things financially difficult

    an economy that is squeezing the middle class

  5. squeeze(noun)skwiz

    an act of pressing sth between two things

    He gave her hand a squeeze.

  6. squeezeskwiz

    liquid that comes out when you squeeze sth

    a squeeze of orange juice


  1. squeeze(Noun)

    A difficult position

    I'm in a tight squeeze right now when it comes to my free time.

  2. squeeze(Noun)

    A traversal of a narrow passage

    It was a tight squeeze, but I got through to the next section of the cave.

  3. squeeze(Noun)

    A hug or other affectionate grasp

    a gentle squeeze on the arm

  4. squeeze(Noun)

    A romantic partner

    I want to be your main squeeze

  5. squeeze(Noun)

    The act of bunting in an attempt to score a runner from third

    The game ended in exciting fashion with a failed squeeze.

  6. squeeze(Noun)

    (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.

  7. squeeze(Noun)

    A play that forces an opponent to discard a card that gives up one or more tricks.

  8. squeeze(Verb)

    To apply pressure to from two or more sides at once

  9. squeeze(Verb)

    To fit into a tight place

    I managed to squeeze the car into that parking space.

  10. squeeze(Verb)

    To remove something with difficulty, or apparent difficulty

    He squeezed some money out of his wallet.

  11. squeeze(Verb)

    To put in a difficult position by presenting two or more choices

    I'm being squeezed between my job and my volunteer work.

  12. squeeze(Verb)

    To attempt to score a runner from third by bunting

    Jones squeezed in Smith with a perfect bunt.

  13. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squeeze(verb)

    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

  2. Squeeze(verb)

    fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass; to crush

  3. Squeeze(verb)

    to force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt

  4. Squeeze(verb)

    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

  5. Squeeze(noun)

    the act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure

  6. Squeeze(noun)

    a facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as pulp, from an inscription on stone


  1. Squeeze

    Squeeze are a British band that came to prominence in the United Kingdom during the New Wave period of the late 1970s and continued recording successfully in the 1980s and 1990s. They are known in the UK for their hit songs "Cool for Cats", "Up the Junction", "Tempted", "Labelled With Love", "Black Coffee In Bed", "Another Nail in My Heart","Pulling Mussels" and "Hourglass". Though not as commercially successful in the U.S., Squeeze had American chart hits with "Tempted", "Hourglass" and "853-5937", and they have a dedicated following there and continue to attract new fans. All of Squeeze's hits were written by band members Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, with the former penning the lyrics and the latter handling the composition. The duo were hailed as "the heirs to Lennon and McCartney's throne" during their peak of popularity in the early 1980s. The group formed in Deptford, London, in 1974, and first broke up in 1982. Squeeze then reformed in 1985, and disbanded again in 1999. The band reunited for tours through the United States and United Kingdom in 2007, and this touring version of Squeeze has continued into the present day. Difford and Tilbrook confirmed during interviews at the V Festival in both 2008 and 2011 that they plan to produce a record of new Squeeze material. In 2010, they issued Spot the Difference, an album of newly recorded versions of older material. Then, during their 2012 tour of the US, Squeeze made available for sale a 4-song CD of new demo recordings; later in 2012, the band's first new official studio recordings in 14 years were issued as the EP Packet Of Four. Currently, this 4-song CD EP is only available as a bonus disc to purchasers of various live concert recordings of Squeeze's 2012 UK tour.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'squeeze' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4548

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'squeeze' in Verbs Frequency: #717

Translations for squeeze

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an act of squeezing

He gave his sister an affectionate squeeze.

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