- 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"
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- 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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