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verb squeeze pronunciation in American English /skwiz/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesqueezing
past tensesqueezed
past participlesqueezed
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to press something firmly, especially with your hands
    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.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to press something such as a liquid out of something
      She squeezed some cream onto her hands.
      freshly-squeezed orange juice
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to get through or into a small space
    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.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to fit or move someone or something through or into a small space
      We can only squeeze one more thing into the bag.
      The letters were squeezed together so you could hardly read them.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to make someone have financial trouble, for example by raising prices, cutting a supply of money, or increasing competition
    Supermarkets are accused of squeezing both customers and suppliers.
    Education is often the first to be squeezed at a time of cuts.


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