Squeeze - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |skwiːz|  American pronunciation of the word squeeze
Brit.  |skwiːz|  British pronunciation of the word squeeze


- the act of gripping and pressing firmly (syn: squeezing)
he gave her cheek a playful squeeze
- 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 (syn: wring)
- an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
- a tight or amorous embrace (syn: clinch, hug)
- the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space
getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze


- to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition (syn: crush, mash, squash, squelch)
squeeze a lemon
- press firmly
He squeezed my hand
- squeeze like a wedge into a tight space (syn: force, wedge)
I squeezed myself into the corner
- to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means (syn: coerce, force, hale, pressure)
He squeezed her for information
- obtain by coercion or intimidation (syn: extort, gouge, rack, wring)
They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him
- press or force (syn: shove, stuff, thrust)
- squeeze tightly between the fingers (syn: nip, pinch, tweet, twinge, twitch)
She squeezed the bottle
- hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness (syn: bosom, embrace, hug)
- squeeze or press together (syn: compact, compress, constrict, contract, press)

Extra examples

He lightly squeezed her hand and smiled.

Gently squeeze the fruit to see if it's ripe.

Hold it securely but don't squeeze too hard.

He squeezed the juice from the orange.

Fifty guests will be a bit of a squeeze.

It'll be a tight squeeze, but we can all fit.

It was a tight squeeze in the tiny hall.

He squeezed my hand.

I squeezed the last bit of toothpaste out the tube.

I doubt if you can squeeze any more money out of / from him.

The case is full. I can't squeeze any more clothes in.

We squeezed through the crowd.

She smiled as he squeezed her hand.

He squeezed the trigger, but nothing happened.

Squeeze the oranges.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: squeeze
he/she/it: squeezes
present participle: squeezing
past tense: squeezed
past participle: squeezed
singular: squeeze
plural: squeezes
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