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squeeze

 (skwēz)
v. squeezed, squeez·ing, squeez·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To press hard on or together; compress: squeezed the balloon until it popped.
b. To press gently, as in affection: squeezed her hand.
c. To exert pressure on, as by way of extracting liquid: squeeze an orange.
2.
a. To extract by applying pressure: squeeze juice from a lemon.
b. To extract or gain by intimidation or other pressure: squeezed information out of the suspect.
c. To pressure or intimidate (someone) to comply with a demand, as to make an extortion payment.
3.
a. To obtain room for by pressure; cram: squeezed her clothes into the suitcase.
b. To manage to find time or space for: I asked if she might squeeze me into her busy schedule. Can we squeeze another chair in at your table?
4. Games To force (an opponent) to use a potentially winning card in a trick he or she cannot take in bridge.
5. Baseball
a. To cause (a run or base runner) to score on a squeeze play.
b. To call as balls pitches thrown by (a pitcher) near the edges of the strike zone. Used of an umpire.
v.intr.
1. To give way under pressure: The rubber duck squeaks when it squeezes.
2. To exert pressure: squeezed until my hand hurt.
3. To force one's way: squeeze through a crowd; squeeze into a tight space.
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of squeezing.
b. A handclasp or brief embrace.
2. An amount squeezed out: a squeeze of lemon.
3. A group crowded together; a crush.
4. Financial pressure caused by shortages or narrowing economic margins.
5. Pressure or intimidation to comply with a demand, as to make an extortion payment: thugs who put the squeeze on shopkeepers.
6. Games A forced discard of a potentially winning card in bridge.
7. Baseball A squeeze play.
8. Slang One's primary romantic partner or sweetheart.
Phrasal Verbs:
squeeze off
To fire (a round of bullets) by squeezing the trigger.
squeeze through (or by)
To manage narrowly to pass, win, or survive.

[Probably alteration of obsolete quease, to press, from Middle English queisen, from Old English cwȳsan.]

squeez′a·ble adj.
squeez′er n.

squeeze

(skwiːz)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to grip or press firmly, esp so as to crush or distort; compress
2. to crush or press (something) so as to extract (a liquid): to squeeze the juice from an orange; to squeeze an orange.
3. to apply gentle pressure to, as in affection or reassurance: he squeezed her hand.
4. to push or force in a confined space: to squeeze six lettuces into one box; to squeeze through a crowd.
5. to hug closely
6. to oppress with exacting demands, such as excessive taxes
7. to exert pressure on (someone) in order to extort (something): to squeeze money out of a victim by blackmail
8. (intr) to yield under pressure
9. to make an impression of (a coin, etc) in a soft substance
10. (Bridge) bridge whist to lead a card that forces (opponents) to discard potentially winning cards
11. (Card Games) bridge whist to lead a card that forces (opponents) to discard potentially winning cards
n
12. the act or an instance of squeezing or of being squeezed
13. a hug or handclasp
14. a crush of people in a confined space
15. (Economics) chiefly Brit a condition of restricted credit imposed by a government to counteract price inflation
16. an impression, esp of a coin, etc, made in a soft substance
17. an amount extracted by squeezing: add a squeeze of lemon juice.
18. (Commerce) commerce any action taken by a trader or traders on a market that forces buyers to make purchases and prices to rise
19. informal pressure brought to bear in order to extort something (esp in the phrase put the squeeze on)
20. (Bridge) bridge whist Also called: squeeze play a manoeuvre that forces opponents to discard potentially winning cards
21. (Card Games) bridge whist Also called: squeeze play a manoeuvre that forces opponents to discard potentially winning cards
22. informal a person with whom one is having a romantic relationship
[C16: from Middle English queysen to press, from Old English cwӯsan]
ˈsqueezable adj
ˌsqueezaˈbility n
ˈsqueezer n

squeeze

(skwiz)

v. squeezed, squeez•ing,
n. v.t.
1. 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.
a. to enable (a runner on third base) to score on a squeeze play.
b. to score (a run) in this way.
12. to force (an opponent) to discard a potentially winning card in a hand of bridge.
v.i.
13. 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.
n.
16. 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.
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.
23. money or a favor obtained in such a way.
25. a play or circumstance in bridge in which a player is forced to discard a potentially winning card.
26. Slang. a sweetheart: my main squeeze.
[1590–1600; perhaps variant of obsolete squize (Old English cwȳsan) to squeeze, with initial s by false division of words in sandhi]
squeez′a•ble, adj.
squeez`a•bil′i•ty, n.
squeez′a•bly, adv.
squeez′er, n.

squeeze

  • anguish, anxious, anxiety - Anguish, anxious, and anxiety come from Latin angere, "to choke, squeeze, strangle."
  • kvetch - To complain chronically or habitually, from Yiddish kvetshn, "pinch, squeeze; complain."
  • squash - As a verb, it is an alteration of quash, and means, generally, to "crush, squeeze, or suppress."
  • tapioca - Comes from Tupi-Guarani tipi, "residue," and ok/og, "squeeze out."

Squeeze

 a crowded assembly or social gathering, 1779.
Examples: squeeze of books; of the fashionable mob, 1802.

squeeze


Past participle: squeezed
Gerund: squeezing

Imperative
squeeze
squeeze
Present
I squeeze
you squeeze
he/she/it squeezes
we squeeze
you squeeze
they squeeze
Preterite
I squeezed
you squeezed
he/she/it squeezed
we squeezed
you squeezed
they squeezed
Present Continuous
I am squeezing
you are squeezing
he/she/it is squeezing
we are squeezing
you are squeezing
they are squeezing
Present Perfect
I have squeezed
you have squeezed
he/she/it has squeezed
we have squeezed
you have squeezed
they have squeezed
Past Continuous
I was squeezing
you were squeezing
he/she/it was squeezing
we were squeezing
you were squeezing
they were squeezing
Past Perfect
I had squeezed
you had squeezed
he/she/it had squeezed
we had squeezed
you had squeezed
they had squeezed
Future
I will squeeze
you will squeeze
he/she/it will squeeze
we will squeeze
you will squeeze
they will squeeze
Future Perfect
I will have squeezed
you will have squeezed
he/she/it will have squeezed
we will have squeezed
you will have squeezed
they will have squeezed
Future Continuous
I will be squeezing
you will be squeezing
he/she/it will be squeezing
we will be squeezing
you will be squeezing
they will be squeezing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been squeezing
you have been squeezing
he/she/it has been squeezing
we have been squeezing
you have been squeezing
they have been squeezing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been squeezing
you will have been squeezing
he/she/it will have been squeezing
we will have been squeezing
you will have been squeezing
they will have been squeezing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been squeezing
you had been squeezing
he/she/it had been squeezing
we had been squeezing
you had been squeezing
they had been squeezing
Conditional
I would squeeze
you would squeeze
he/she/it would squeeze
we would squeeze
you would squeeze
they would squeeze
Past Conditional
I would have squeezed
you would have squeezed
he/she/it would have squeezed
we would have squeezed
you would have squeezed
they would have squeezed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squeeze - the act of gripping and pressing firmlysqueeze - the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
compressing, compression - applying pressure
tweak, pinch - a squeeze with the fingers
expression - the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing; "the expression of milk from her breast"
expulsion, extrusion - squeezing out by applying pressure; "an unexpected extrusion of toothpaste from the bottom of the tube"; "the expulsion of pus from the pimple"
2.squeeze - a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
financial condition - the condition of (corporate or personal) finances
3.squeeze - a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer; "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
red ink, red, loss - the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year"
4.squeeze - (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend; "she was his main squeeze"
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
5.squeeze - a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring"
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
6.squeeze - an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power; "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away"
attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
7.squeeze - a tight or amorous embracesqueeze - a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"
embrace, embracement, embracing - the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
8.squeeze - the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space; "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
constriction - the action or process of compressing
Verb1.squeeze - to compress with violence, out of natural shape or conditionsqueeze - to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
wring - twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid; "wring the towels"
press - exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
stamp - crush or grind with a heavy instrument; "stamp fruit extract the juice"
steamroller - crush with a steamroller as if to level; "steamroller the road"
tread - crush as if by treading on; "tread grapes to make wine"
telescope - crush together or collapse; "In the accident, the cars telescoped"; "my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"
2.squeeze - press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"
clench - squeeze together tightly; "clench one's jaw"
press - exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
wring out, squeeze out - extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing; "wring out the washcloth"
squirt, eject, force out, squeeze out - cause to come out in a squirt; "the boy squirted water at his little sister"
extrude, squeeze out - form or shape by forcing through an opening; "extrude steel"
3.squeeze - squeeze like a wedge into a tight spacesqueeze - squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
impact - press or wedge together; pack together
compress, pack together, compact - make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
4.squeeze - 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"
turn up the heat, turn up the pressure - apply great or increased pressure; "The Democrats turned up the heat on their candidate to concede the election"
drive - to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion"
bludgeon - overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club; "The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas"
steamroll, steamroller - bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure; "The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat"
squeeze for - squeeze someone for money, information, etc.
dragoon, railroad, sandbag - compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"
terrorise, terrorize - coerce by violence or with threats
compel, obligate, oblige - force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
bring oneself - cause to undertake a certain action, usually used in the negative; "He could not bring himself to call his parents"
5.squeeze - 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"
fleece, gazump, overcharge, plume, rob, soak, surcharge, hook, pluck - rip off; ask an unreasonable price
bleed - get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone; "They bled me dry--I have nothing left!"
6.squeeze - press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
7.squeeze - squeeze tightly between the fingerssqueeze - squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
grip - hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel"
goose - pinch in the buttocks; "he goosed the unsuspecting girl"
tweak - pinch or squeeze sharply
8.squeeze - squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"
clasp - hold firmly and tightly
clinch - embrace amorously
cuddle - hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth; "I cuddled the baby"
interlock, lock - become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"
9.squeeze - squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
choke, strangle - constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
prim - contract one's lips; "She primmed her lips after every bite of food"
tighten - become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened"
astringe - constrict or bind or draw together; "Lemon juice astringes the tissue in the mouth"
strangulate - constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air
convulse - contract involuntarily, as in a spasm; "The muscles in her face convulsed"
convulse - cause to contract; "The spasm convulses her facial muscles"
bear down, overbear - contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
choke, gag, fret - be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"
scrag, choke - wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent"

squeeze

verb
1. press, crush, squash, grip, grasp, pinch, flatten, nip Dip the bread in the water and squeeze it dry.
2. clutch, press, grip, crush, pinch, cling to, squash, nip, compress, clasp, wring, hold tight, enclasp He squeezed her arm reassuringly.
3. extract, force, press, express Joe squeezed some juice from the oranges.
4. cram, press, crowd, force, stuff, pack, jam, thrust, ram, wedge, jostle Somehow they managed to squeeze into the tight space.
5. pressurize, lean on (informal), bring pressure to bear on, milk, bleed (informal), oppress, wrest, extort, put the squeeze on (informal), put the screws on (informal) The investigators are accused of squeezing the residents for information.
6. hug, embrace, cuddle, clasp, enfold, hold tight He longed to just scoop her up and squeeze her.
noun
1. press, grip, clasp, crush, pinch, squash, nip, wring I like her way of reassuring you with a squeeze of the hand.
2. crush, jam, squash, press, crowd, congestion The lift holds six people, but it's a bit of a squeeze.
3. drop, dash, trickle, bit, shot (informal), touch, taste, trace, hint, nip a teaspoon or two of olive oil, followed by a squeeze of lemon juice
4. hug, embrace, cuddle, hold, clasp, handclasp She gave her teddy bear a squeeze.
squeeze something out leave out, exclude, eliminate, omit, preclude Latin and Greek will be squeezed out of school timetables.

squeeze

verb
1. To subject to compression:
2. To put one's arms around affectionately:
Slang: clinch.
Archaic: bosom, clip, embosom.
3. To extract from by applying pressure:
4. To obtain by coercion or intimidation:
Slang: shake down.
noun
1. A compressing of something:
2. The act of embracing:
Slang: clinch.
Translations
سياسَة الحَد من الإقْتِراضضَغْط، كَبْسعُصارَهعَصْريَحْشُر
mačkatomezenípár kapekpřivinutírestrikce
pressetrykkeklemklemmeklemme ind
ahdistaaahtaakaivaapuristaapuristus
stisnuti
belepréselbepréselgyömöszölkipréselkipréselt lé
kreistakreisting; knúskreppa, samdrátturnokkrir dropar afòrengsli
ギュッとするスクイズスクイズする強く押す抱きしめ
꽉 잡다
diržo susiveržimasįgrūstiįsigrūstikas nors išsunktaspaudiklis
drūzmēšanāsgrūtībasiespiestiespiestiesizspiest
pár kvapiek
iztisnitistiskstisnitistisniti sestlačiti
klämma
บีบ
sıkmaksızıntıezmekpara kısıtlamasısıkış mak
siết chặt

squeeze

[skwiːz]
A. N
1. (act of squeezing) (= handclasp) → apretón m; (= hug) → estrujón m
he put his arm round her and gave her a quick squeezele pasó el brazo por encima y le dio un estrujoncito or un apretón
to give sth a squeezeapretar algo
to give sb's hand a squeezedar a algn un apretón de manos, apretar la mano a algn
2. (= crush) it was a tight squeeze in the busíbamos muy apretados en el autobús
it was a tight squeeze to get throughhabía muy poco espacio para pasar
3. (= restriction) → restricciones fpl
small businesses are feeling the squeezelas restricciones están afectando sobre todo a la pequeña empresa
a squeeze on profitsun recorte de beneficios
to put the squeeze on sbapretar las tuercas or los tornillos a algn
see also credit C
4. (= small amount) [of liquid] → chorrito m; [of toothpaste] → poquito m, pizca f
a squeeze of lemon (juice)un chorrito de zumo de limón, unas gotas de limón
5. (= difficult situation) → aprieto m
to be in a (tight) squeezeencontrarse en un aprieto
6. (Brit) (= boyfriend, girlfriend) → noviete/a m/f, novio/a m/f
B. VT
1. (= press firmly) [+ pimple, tube, trigger] → apretar; [+ citrus fruit] → exprimir
I squeezed her tightlyla estreché entre mis brazos
to squeeze one's eyes shutcerrar los ojos apretándolos
to squeeze sb's handapretar la mano a algn
2. (= cram, fit) → meter
to squeeze clothes into a suitcasemeter ropa en una maleta a la fuerza
can you squeeze two more in?¿puedes hacer hueco para dos más?, ¿puedes meter a dos más?
I could squeeze you in on Thursdayle podría hacer un hueco para el jueves
she squeezed herself into the dressse enfundó el vestido
I squeezed my way through the crowdme abrí camino entre la multitud
3. (= extract) → sacar
to squeeze money/a confession/information out of sbsacar dinero/una confesión/información a algn
rich city dwellers are squeezing the locals outla gente acomodada de la ciudad está echando poco a poco a la población local
freshly squeezed orange juicezumo m de naranjas recién exprimidas
4. (= reduce) → recortar
wage increases are squeezing profit marginslos aumentos salariales están recortando los márgenes de beneficios
C. VI they all squeezed into the carse metieron todos apretujados en el coche
could I just squeeze past?¿me deja pasar?
he squeezed past meme pasó rozando
to squeeze through a holepasar por un agujero con dificultad
D. CPD squeeze box Nconcertina f

squeeze

[ˈskwiːz]
n
(= pressure) to give sth a squeeze → serrer qch
He gave her hand a squeeze → Il lui serra la main.
(= small amount) a squeeze of lemon → quelques gouttes de citron
(= squash)
It's a bit of a squeeze → C'est un peu serré.
at a squeeze
The lift holds six people at a squeeze → L'ascenseur peut contenir six personnes bien serrées., Six personnes bien serrées peuvent rentrer dans l'ascenseur.
(also credit squeeze) → restrictions fpl de crédit, encadrement m du crédit
vt
(= press) [+ lemon, sponge, tube] → presser; [+ cloth] → essorer; [+ hand, arm] → serrer
The children were squeezing the packets to find out what was inside → Les enfants pressaient les paquets entre leurs mains pour savoir ce qui s'y trouvait.
[+ toothpaste] → faire sortir en pressant; [+ juice] → exprimer
He squeezed detergent over the dishes → Il versa du liquide vaisselle sur les assiettes.
vi
to squeeze past sth → se glisser avec difficulté devant qch
to squeeze under sth → se glisser avec difficulté sous qch
to squeeze into tight jeans → rentrer tout juste dans un jean serré
squeeze in
vt sep [+ person] (= find time for) → caser
I can squeeze you in at two o'clock → Je peux vous caser à deux heures.
vi
It was a tiny car, but we managed to squeeze in → La voiture était toute petite, mais nous avons réussi à nous serrer.
squeeze out
vt sep
(= extract) [+ water] → essorer; [+ juice] → exprimer; [+ toothpaste] → faire sortir
(= push out) [+ person] → évincer
He seems to have been squeezed out of the new company structure → Il semblerait qu'il ait été évincé de la nouvelle organisation de l'entreprise.
to squeeze sth out of sb [+ information, money] → tirer qch de qn

squeeze

n
(= act of squeezing)Drücken nt no pl, → Pressen nt no pl; (= hug)Umarmung f; (of hand)Händedruck m; (in bus etc) → Gedränge nt; to give something a squeezeetw drücken, etw pressen; lemon, spongeetw ausdrücken; to give somebody a squeezejdn an sich (acc)drücken; to give somebody’s hand a squeezejdm die Hand drücken; it was a tight squeezees war fürchterlich eng; getting into that dress was a bit of a squeezees war nicht so leicht, mich in das Kleid zu zwängen
(= amount)Spritzer m; put a squeeze of toothpaste on the brushdrücken Sie etwas Zahnpasta auf die Bürste
(= credit squeeze)Kreditbeschränkung f
to put the squeeze on somebody (inf)jdm die Daumenschrauben ansetzen (inf)
(inf: = romantic partner) → Freund m, → Freundin f
vtdrücken; sponge, tubeausdrücken; orangeauspressen, ausquetschen; (= squash) person, handeinquetschen; (fig: = restrict) person, economy, business etcunter Druck setzen; profits, costsdrücken; to squeeze one’s eyes shutdie Augen fest zudrücken; to squeeze clothes into a caseKleider in einen Koffer zwängen; to squeeze liquid out of or from somethingFlüssigkeit aus etw (heraus)pressen; to squeeze out water/juiceWasser/Saft herauspressen (from aus); he squeezed the triggerer drückte ab; to squeeze out a teareine Träne zerdrücken; to squeeze something dry (lit)etw auswringen; (fig)das Letzte aus etw herausholen; to squeeze somebody dry (fig)jdn ausbluten; to squeeze money/information etc out of somebodyGeld/Informationen etc aus jdm herausquetschen; to squeeze the richdie Reichen schröpfen; to be squeezed to deatherdrückt werden; I’ll see if we can squeeze you invielleicht können wir Sie noch unterbringen; we’ll squeeze another song in before the intervalwir schaffen vor der Pause noch ein Lied
vi you should be able to squeeze throughwenn du dich kleinmachst, kommst du durch; to squeeze in/outsich hinein-/hinausdrängen; to squeeze past somebodysich an jdm vorbeidrücken; to squeeze onto the bussich in den Bus hineinzwängen; to squeeze through a crowd/holesich durch eine Menge/ein Loch zwängen; to squeeze (through) underneath a fencesich unter einem Zaun durchzwängen; you’ll have to squeeze up a bitSie müssen ein bisschen zusammenrücken

squeeze

:
squeeze-bottle
n(Plastik)spritzflasche f
squeeze-box
n (inf)Quetschkommode f (inf)

squeeze

[skwiːz]
1. n (pressure) → pressione f; (of hand) → stretta; (crush, crowd) → ressa, calca
credit squeeze (Fin) → stretta creditizia
to give sb's hand a squeeze → dare una lieve stretta di mano a qn
it was a tight squeeze to get through → c'era appena il posto per passare
we're in a tight squeeze (fig) (fam) → ci troviamo in difficoltà
a squeeze of lemon → una spruzzata di limone
give me a squeeze of toothpaste → dammi un po' di dentifricio
to put the squeeze on sb → far pressione su qn
2. vt (gen) → premere; (sponge) → strizzare; (lemon) → spremere; (hand, arm) → stringere
to squeeze the juice out of a lemon → spremere un limone
to squeeze toothpaste out of a tube → spremere il dentifricio da un tubetto
to squeeze clothes into a case → pigiare i vestiti in una valigia
to squeeze information out of sb → strappare delle informazioni a qn
can you squeeze two more in? → riesci a farcene entrare altri due?
3. vi to squeeze past/under sthpassare vicino/sotto a qc con difficoltà
to squeeze in → infilarsi
to squeeze through a hole → passare a forza attraverso un buco
to squeeze through the crowd → riuscire ad aprirsi un varco tra la folla
squeeze out vt + advspremere

squeeze

(skwiːz) verb
1. to press (something) together or from all sides tightly. He squeezed her hand affectionately; He squeezed the clay into a ball.
2. to force (eg oneself) eg into or through a narrow space. The dog squeezed himself / his body into the hole; We were all squeezed into the back seat of the car.
3. to force something, eg liquid, out of something by pressing. She squeezed the oranges (into a jug); We might be able to squeeze some more money/information out of him.
noun
1. an act of squeezing. He gave his sister an affectionate squeeze.
2. a condition of being squeezed. We all got into the car, but it was a squeeze.
3. a few drops produced by squeezing.
4. a time of financial restriction. an economic squeeze.
ˈsqueezer noun
an instrument for squeezing. a lemon squeezer.
squeeze up
to move closer together. Could you all squeeze up on the bench and make room for me?

squeeze

يَعْصِرُ mačkat presse zusammendrücken στίβω exprimir rutistaa comprimer stisnuti spremere 強く押す 꽉 잡다 knijpen klemme ścisnąć espremer сжимать klämma บีบ sıkmak siết chặt 压榨

squeeze

vt. apretar, comprimir; [cloth, fruit] exprimir.

squeeze

vt apretar; Squeeze my fingers as hard as you can..Apriete mis dedos lo más fuerte que pueda.
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Beth blushed like a rose under the friendly look he wore, but she was not frightened now, and gave the hand a grateful squeeze because she had no words to thank him for the precious gift he had given her.
Baggert, the housekeeper, told Tom afterward that the two had a quarrel in the kitchen as to who should squeeze the lemons, the giant insisting that he had the better right to "punch" them.
Therefore I could patch up nothing, and it was too extreme an effort to squeeze beside him into the pew: he would be so much more sure than ever to pass his arm into mine and make me sit there for an hour in close, silent contact with his commentary on our talk.
It was our business to squeeze these lumps back into fluid.
Here was Durham's, for instance, owned by a man who was trying to make as much money out of it as he could, and did not care in the least how he did it; and underneath him, ranged in ranks and grades like an army, were managers and superintendents and foremen, each one driving the man next below him and trying to squeeze out of him as much work as possible.
That is to say, the Lord made 'em men, and it's a hard squeeze gettin 'em down into beasts," said the drover, dryly.
Sir Launcelot was a bear, and he had put up a corner in one of the new lines, and was just getting ready to squeeze the shorts to-day; but what of that?
Come slow; push the door open yourself -- just enough to squeeze in, d' you hear?
Of course we think a good deal of Jupiter, because our world is only a potato to it, for size; but then there are worlds in other systems that Jupiter isn't even a mustard-seed to - like the planet Goobra, for instance, which you couldn't squeeze inside the orbit of Halley's comet without straining the rivets.
Rebecca squeezed Emma Jane's arm, and Emma Jane gave a rapturous return squeeze.
The mistress visited her often in the interval, and commenced her plan of reform by trying to raise her self-respect with fine clothes and flattery, which she took readily; so that, instead of a wild, hatless little savage jumping into the house, and rushing to squeeze us all breathless, there 'lighted from a handsome black pony a very dignified person, with brown ringlets falling from the cover of a feathered beaver, and a long cloth habit, which she was obliged to hold up with both hands that she might sail in.
If your present plans point that way, I am ready to squeeze Mr.