squeeze play


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squeeze play

n.
1. Baseball A play in which the batter attempts to bunt so that a runner on third base may score.
2. Informal Pressure exerted to obtain a concession or achieve a goal.

squeeze′ play`


n.
1. a baseball play in which the batter bunts in an attempt to score a runner from third base, with the runner starting for home as the ball is pitched.
2. the application of pressure in order to force compliance or gain an advantage.
[1900–05, Amer.]

squeeze play

The batter bunts the ball so that a runner on third base can get home.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squeeze play - 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"
2.squeeze play - a baseball play in which a runner on third base tries to score as the batter bunts the pitch
baseball play - (baseball) a play executed by a baseball team
suicide squeeze, suicide squeeze play - the runner on third base starts home as the pitcher delivers the ball
safety squeeze, safety squeeze play - the runner on third base waits to start home until the batter has bunted successfully
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With a runner on third base who is trying to score by means of a squeeze play or a steal, if the catcher or any other fielder steps on or in front of home base without possession of the ball--or touches the batter or his bat--the pitcher shall be charged with a balk, the batter shall be awarded first base on the interference, and the ball is dead.
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