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1 squeeze /ˈskwiːz/ verb
squeezes; squeezed; squeezing
1 squeeze
/ˈskwiːz/
verb
squeezes; squeezed; squeezing
Learner's definition of SQUEEZE
: to press together the parts and especially the opposite sides of (something)
[+ object]
[no object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [+ object] : to get or remove (something) by squeezing something
sometimes used figuratively
[+ object] : to pull back on (a gun's trigger) with your finger see also squeeze off (below)
always followed by an adverb or preposition : to move into or through a small or crowded space
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object] : to barely succeed at getting or doing (something) often + out
[+ object]
: to decrease the amount of (something, such as money)
: to cause financial problems for (a business or organization)
informal : to force (someone) to give you something or to do something by using threats or pressure

squeeze in

[phrasal verb]
squeeze (someone or something) in or squeeze in (someone or something)
: to find time for (someone or something)

squeeze off

[phrasal verb]
squeeze off (a round)
: to fire (a shot) by squeezing the trigger of a gun

squeeze out

[phrasal verb]
squeeze out (someone or something) or squeeze (someone or something) out
: to force (someone or something) out of a position, place, etc.
2 squeeze /ˈskwiːz/ noun
plural squeezes
2 squeeze
/ˈskwiːz/
noun
plural squeezes
Learner's definition of SQUEEZE
[singular] : a situation in which people or things are crowded together
[count] : an act of squeezing something usually singular
[count] : a small amount that is gotten or removed from something (such as a piece of fruit) by squeezing it often + of
[count] : a situation in which there is not enough of something usually singular
the squeeze informal : a situation that causes feelings of stress and pressure
[noncount] chiefly US slang : a romantic partner : a boyfriend or girlfriend
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