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verb-transitive - To press hard on or together; compress.

verb-transitive - To press gently, as in affection: squeezed her hand.

verb-transitive - To exert pressure on, as by way of extracting liquid: squeeze an orange.

verb-transitive - To extract by or as if by applying pressure: squeeze juice from a lemon; squeezed a confession out of a suspect.

verb-transitive - To extract by dishonest means; extort.

verb-transitive - To pressure or intimidate (someone) to comply with a demand, as to make an extortion payment.

verb-transitive - To obtain room for by pressure; cram: squeezed her books into the briefcase.

verb-transitive - To manage to find time or space for.

verb-transitive - Games To force (an opponent) to use a potentially winning card in a trick he or she cannot take in bridge.

verb-transitive - Baseball To cause (a run or base runner) to score on a squeeze play.

verb-intransitive - To give way under pressure.

verb-intransitive - To exert pressure.

verb-intransitive - To force one's way: squeeze through a crowd; squeeze into a tight space.

noun - The act or an instance of squeezing.

noun - An amount squeezed out: a squeeze of lemon.

noun - A handclasp or brief embrace.

noun - A group crowded together; a crush.

noun - Informal A squeeze play.

noun - Financial pressure caused by shortages or narrowing economic margins.

noun - Pressure or intimidation to comply with a demand, as to make an extortion payment.

noun - Games A forced discard of a potentially winning card in bridge.

noun - Slang One's primary romantic partner or sweetheart.

phrasal-verb - squeeze off To fire (a round of bullets) by squeezing the trigger.

phrasal-verb - through To manage narrowly to pass, win, or survive.

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