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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 squeeze /ˈskwiz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Squeeze v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squeezed p. pr. & vb. n. Squeezing.]
 1. To press between two bodies; to press together closely; to compress; often, to compress so as to expel juice, moisture, etc.; as, to squeeze an orange with the fingers; to squeeze the hand in friendship.
 2. Fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass; to crush.
    In a civil war, people must expect to be crushed and squeezed toward the burden.   --L'Estrange.
 3. To force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt.
 Syn: -- To compress; hug; pinch; gripe; crowd.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Squeeze, v. i. To press; to urge one's way, or to pass, by pressing; to crowd; -- often with through, into, etc.; as, to squeeze hard to get through a crowd.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Squeeze, n.
 1. The act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure.
 2. A facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as pulp, from an inscription on stone.
 3. Mining The gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata.
 4.  Pressure or constraint used to force the making of a gift, concession, or the like; exaction; extortion; as, to put the squeeze on someone. [Colloq.]
    One of the many =\“squeezes imposed by the mandarins.\=    --A. R. Colquhoun.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek
           a playful squeeze" [syn: squeezing]
      2: a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to
         businesses and consumers and interest rates are high [syn:
          credit crunch, liquidity crisis]
      3: a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to
         the customer; "increased expenses put a squeeze on
      4: (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend; "she was his
         main squeeze"
      5: a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring" [syn: wring]
      6: an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the
         concentration or manipulation of power [syn: power play,
          squeeze play]
      7: a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big
         hug" [syn: hug, clinch]
      8: the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or
         through a restricted space; "getting through that small
         opening was a tight squeeze"
      v 1: to compress with violence, out of natural shape or
           condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
           [syn: squash, crush, squelch, mash]
      2: press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"
      3: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself
         into the corner" [syn: wedge, force]
      4: 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" [syn: coerce,
          hale, pressure, force]
      5: 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" [syn: extort, rack, gouge,
      6: press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust
         the letter into his hand" [syn: thrust, stuff, shove]
      7: squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her
         behind"; "She squeezed the bottle" [syn: pinch, twinge,
          tweet, nip, twitch]
      8: hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They
         embraced" [syn: embrace, hug, bosom]
      9: squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the
         spasm contracted the muscle" [syn: compress, constrict,
          compact, contract, press]