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  1  definition  found 
  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. 

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