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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Squeeze  \Squeeze\,  n. 
  1.  (Mining)  The  gradual  closing  of  workings  by  the  weight  of 
  the  overlying  strata. 
  2.  Pressure  or  constraint  used  to  force  the  making  of  a  gift, 
  concession,  or  the  like  exaction;  extortion.  [Colloq.] 
  One  of  the  many  ``squeezes''  imposed  by  the 
  mandarins.  --A.  R. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Squeeze  \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)  [web1913]: 
  Squeeze  \Squeeze\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  one  who  squeezes;  compression  between  bodies; 
  2.  A  facsimile  impression  taken  in  some  soft  substance,  as 
  pulp,  from  an  inscription  on  stone. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Squeeze  \Squeeze\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Squeezed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Squeezing}.]  [OE.  queisen  AS  cw[=e]san,  cw[=y]san, 
  cw[=i]san,  of  uncertain  origin.  The  s-  was  probably  prefixed 
  through  the  influence  of  squash,  v.t.] 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  squeezing;  "he  gave  her  cheek  a  playful  squeeze" 
  2:  a  twisting  squeeze:  "gave  the  wet  cloth  a  wring"  [syn:  {wring}] 
  3:  an  aggressive  attempt  to  compel  acquiescence  by  the 
  concentration  or  manipulation  of  power  [syn:  {power  play}, 
  {squeeze  play}] 
  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:  press  or  force;  "Stuff  money  into  an  envelope";  "She  thrust 
  the  letter  into  his  hand"  [syn:  {thrust},  {stuff},  {shove}] 
  5:  squeeze  tightly  between  the  fingers;  "He  pinched  her 
  behind";  "She  squeezed  the  bottle"  [syn:  {pinch},  {vellicate}, 
  {twinge},  {tweet},  {nip},  {twitch}] 
  6:  hug,  usually  with  fondness;  "Hug  me  please";  "They 
  embraced"  [syn:  {embrace},  {hug},  {bosom}] 
  7:  squeeze  or  press  together;  "she  compressed  her  lips"  [syn:  {compress}, 
  {constrict},  {compact},  {contract},  {press}] 

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