Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun squeeze

8 senses of squeeze

Sense 1
squeeze, squeezing -- (the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze")
       => compression, compressing -- (applying pressure)

Sense 2
credit crunch, liquidity crisis, squeeze -- (a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high)
       => financial condition -- (the condition of (corporate or personal) finances)

Sense 3
squeeze -- (a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer; "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits")
       => loss, red ink, red -- (the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year")

Sense 4
squeeze -- ((slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend; "she was his main squeeze")
       => lover -- (a person who loves someone or is loved by someone)

Sense 5
squeeze, wring -- (a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring")
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Sense 6
power play, squeeze play, squeeze -- (an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power; "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away")
       => attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try -- (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try")

Sense 7
hug, clinch, squeeze -- (a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug")
       => embrace, embracing, embracement -- (the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection))

Sense 8
squeeze -- (the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space; "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze")
       => constriction -- (the action or process of compressing)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb squeeze

9 senses of squeeze

Sense 1
squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze -- (to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon")
       => press -- (exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot")

Sense 2
squeeze -- (press firmly; "He squeezed my hand")
       => press -- (exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot")
          Phrasal Verb-> squeeze out#5; squeeze out#3; squeeze out#6

Sense 3
wedge, squeeze, force -- (squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 4
coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force -- (to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information")
       => compel, oblige, obligate -- (force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form")

Sense 5
extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring -- (obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him")
       => overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook -- (rip off; ask an unreasonable price)

Sense 6
thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze -- (press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand")
       => push, force -- (move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner")

Sense 7
pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch -- (squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle")
       => grip -- (hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel")

Sense 8
embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze -- (squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him")
       => clasp -- (hold firmly and tightly)

Sense 9
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")
       => tighten -- (become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened")

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