Definition and Meanings for squeeze
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Part of Speech of squeeze
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun
Etymology of squeeze
Meaning of squeeze
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to press between two bodies; to press together closely; to compress; often, to compress so as to expel juice, moisture, etc.; as, to squeeze an orange with the fingers; to squeeze the hand in friendship.
- fig.: to oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass; to crush.
- to force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt.
as intransitive verb
- to press; to urge one's way, or to pass, by pressing; to crowd; -- often with through, into, etc.; as, to squeeze hard to get through a crowd.
- the act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure.
- a facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as pulp, from an inscription on stone.
- the gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata.
- pressure or constraint used to force the making of a gift, concession, or the like; exaction; extortion; as, to put the squeeze on someone.