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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theysqueeze out
he/she/itsqueezes out
present participlesqueezing out
past tensesqueezed out
past participlesqueezed out
  1. 1
    if one business or part of a system squeezes out another, the first one becomes so important or successful, or takes up so much time, that the other cannot succeed or continue to exist

    The company tried hard to squeeze out competitors and raise prices.

    Music instruction is slowly being squeezed out of the curriculum.

  2. 2
    squeeze something out of someone to make someone tell you something even though they do not want to

    They made one final attempt to squeeze concessions out of us.

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