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verb squeeze pronunciation in British English /skwiːz/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysqueeze
he/she/itsqueezes
present participlesqueezing
past tensesqueezed
past participlesqueezed
  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.

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    1. a.
      [transitive] to press something such as a liquid out of something

      She squeezed some cream onto her hands.

      freshly-squeezed orange juice

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of squeeze
  2. 2
    [transitive] if you squeeze your eyes shut, you close them tightly
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  3. 3
    [intransitive] to get through or into a small space

    He had squeezed through a hole in the fence.

    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.

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