1. The act of gripping and pressing firmly (synset 100357849)
    "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
  2. A state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high (synset 114512496)
  3. A situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer (synset 113348525)
    "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
  4. (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend (synset 110663023)
    "she was his main squeeze"
  5. A twisting squeeze (synset 107365631)
    "gave the wet cloth a wring"
  6. An aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power (synset 100789758)
    "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away"
  7. A tight or amorous embrace (synset 100418872)
    "come here and give me a big hug"
  8. The act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space (synset 100227186)
    "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
  1. To compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition (synset 201596858)
    "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
  2. Press firmly (synset 201450487)
    "He squeezed my hand"
  3. Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space (synset 201530059)
    "I squeezed myself into the corner"
  4. To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means (synset 202510211)
    "She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
  5. Obtain by coercion or intimidation (synset 202245889)
    "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"
  6. Press or force (synset 202098847)
    "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
  7. Squeeze tightly between the fingers (synset 201459400)
    "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
  8. Hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness (synset 201427110)
    "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"
  9. Squeeze or press together (synset 201390440)
    "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

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