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Definition of Squeeze


  1. The gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata.
  2. Pressure or constraint used to force the making of a gift, concession, or the like; exaction; extortion.
  3. 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.
  4. Fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass; to crush.
  5. To force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt.
  6. 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.
  7. The act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure.
  8. A facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as pulp, from an inscription on stone.
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Squeeze Translations

squeeze in Afrikaans is druk
squeeze in Danish is trykke
squeeze in Dutch is drukken, dringen, persen, knellen
squeeze in Finnish is puristaa
squeeze in French is serrer
squeeze in German is verdichten, auspressen, pressen
squeeze in Italian is premere
squeeze in Latin is premo
squeeze in Portuguese is aperto