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noun squeeze pronunciation in British English /skwiːz/
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singularsqueeze
pluralsqueezes
  1. 1
    [countable] the action of squeezing something

    He gave her shoulder a comforting squeeze.

  2. 2
    [singular] a situation in which a lot of people or things are squeezed into a space

    It was a squeeze to get everyone into the car.

  3. 3
    [singular] economics a situation in which there is strict control over money or goods

    a squeeze on costs/profits/wages

    put a/the squeeze on someone/something:

    The government’s putting the squeeze on business profits.

    feel the squeeze:

    The economy is said to be improving, but many of us are still feeling the squeeze.

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