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Synonyms of squeeze

Noun


1. squeeze, squeezing, compression, compressing

usage: the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"

2. credit crunch, liquidity crisis, squeeze, financial condition

usage: a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high

3. squeeze, loss, red ink, red

usage: a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer; "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"

4. squeeze, lover

usage: (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend; "she was his main squeeze"

5. squeeze, wring, movement, motion

usage: a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring"

6. power play, squeeze play, squeeze, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

usage: an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power; "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away"

7. hug, clinch, squeeze, embrace, embracing, embracement

usage: a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"

8. squeeze, constriction

usage: the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space; "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"

Verb


1. squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze, press

usage: to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"

2. squeeze, press

usage: press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"

3. wedge, squeeze, force, move, displace

usage: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"

4. coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force, compel, oblige, obligate

usage: 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"

5. extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring, overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook

usage: 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"

6. thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze, push, force

usage: press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"

7. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch, grip

usage: squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"

8. embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze, clasp

usage: squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"

9. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press, tighten

usage: squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

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