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Ruth smiled, squeezing his hand affectionately.
I took a firm grip and squeezed tightly, but nothing happened.
Kara squeezed the bottle, and the water rushed out.
He had squeezed through a hole in the fence.
She squeezed past the desk and sat on the bed.
Passengers were trying to squeeze onto the bus.
Supermarkets are accused of squeezing both customers and suppliers.
Education is often the first to be squeezed at a time of cuts.
This is the American English definition of squeeze. View British English definition of squeeze.
the long central part of a church where people sit
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