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Meaning of squeeze play

squeeze' play"

Pronunciation: [key]
    1. Also calledsuicide squeeze, suicide squeeze play.a play executed when there is a runner on third base and usually not more than one out, in which the runner starts for home as soon as the pitcher makes a motion to pitch, and the batter bunts.
    2. Also calledsafety squeeze, safety squeeze play.a similar play in which the runner on third base waits until the batter has successfully bunted before trying to score.
  1. the application of pressure or influence on a person or group in order to force compliance or gain an advantage. Also called
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