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To press or squeeze something - synonyms or related words

press

verb

to push one thing against another

squeeze

verb

to press something firmly, especially with your hands

depress

verb

formal to press something down

rub

verb

to press and move your hands or an object over a surface

bite into

to press hard into a surface

compress

verb

to press or squeeze something so that it fits into a smaller space

crush

verb

to press something so hard that it breaks into very small pieces

grind

verb

to press something down onto a surface using a lot of force

scrunch

verb

to press or squeeze something into a smaller shape

nip

verb

to squeeze something between your thumb and fingers

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the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it

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rhythmus

moving with rhythm, together as one

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