SQUEEZE: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for SQUEEZE?

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The synonyms of “Squeeze” are: crush, mash, squash, squelch, coerce, force, hale, pressure, wedge, compact, compress, constrict, contract, press, bosom, embrace, hug, extort, gouge, rack, wring, shove, stuff, thrust, nip, pinch, tweet, twinge, twitch, grasp, grip, clutch, flatten, knead, extract, express, crowd, cram, pack, jam, wedge oneself, push, jostle, force one's way, stick, ram, tamp, drive, wrest, tear from, milk, pressurize, bring pressure to bear on, strong-arm, power play, squeeze play, credit crunch, liquidity crisis, clinch, squeezing, cuddle, clasp, hold, huddle, social gathering, gathering, social occasion, social event, social function, function, celebration, reunion, festivity, jamboree, reception, soirée, social, drop, few drops, dash, splash, dribble, trickle, spot, hint, touch, bit, girlfriend, girl, partner

Squeeze as a Noun

Definitions of "Squeeze" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “squeeze” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • A person's girlfriend or boyfriend.
  • An act of squeezing something.
  • An act of hitting a ball short to the infield to enable a runner on third base to start for home as soon as the ball is pitched.
  • A twisting squeeze.
  • A tactic that forces an opponent to discard an important card.
  • The act of gripping and pressing firmly.
  • Money illegally extorted or exacted from someone.
  • A tight or amorous embrace.
  • A small amount of liquid extracted from something by squeezing.
  • A moulding or cast of an object, or an impression or copy of a design, obtained by pressing a pliable substance round or over it.
  • A strong financial demand or pressure, typically a restriction on borrowing, spending, or investment in a financial crisis.
  • A situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer.
  • The act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space.
  • A crowded social gathering.
  • (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend.
  • An aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power.
  • A state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high.
  • A state of being forced into a small or restricted space.
  • A hug.

Synonyms of "Squeeze" as a noun (45 Words)

bitThe cutting part of a drill usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press.
The horse was not accustomed to a bit.
celebrationThe action of celebrating an important day or event.
The celebration of marriage.
claspAn embrace.
He took her hand in a firm clasp.
clinchA knot used to fasten ropes or angling lines, using a half hitch with the end seized back on its own part.
We went into a passionate clinch on the sofa.
credit crunchArrangement for deferred payment for goods and services.
crushThe act of crushing.
She did have a crush on Dr Russell.
cuddleA prolonged and affectionate hug.
He just wanted a comforting kiss and a cuddle.
dashA horizontal stroke in writing or printing to mark a pause or break in sense or to represent omitted letters or words.
He wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer.
dribbleA thin stream of liquid; a trickle.
A mesmerizing dribble by Daley took him through to confirm Villa s victory.
dropAn act of dropping supplies or troops by parachute.
There was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery.
embraceUsed to refer to something which is regarded as surrounding, holding, or restricting someone.
An island in the embrace of the sea.
festivityActivities or events celebrating a special occasion.
A time of great rejoicing and festivity.
few dropsA small elite group.
functionA mathematical relation such that each element of a given set the domain of the function is associated with an element of another set the range of the function.
A seemingly endless round of social functions.
gatheringThe act of gathering something.
A family gathering.
girlA girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved.
His girlfriend kicked him out.
girlfriendA person’s regular female companion with whom they have a romantic or sexual relationship.
She would rather go to the cinema with a girlfriend.
hintAn indication of potential opportunity.
Randall smiled with a hint of mockery.
holdA stronghold.
She kept a firm hold on the railing.
huddleA close grouping of people or things.
They stood together in a huddle whispering to each other.
hugA tight or amorous embrace.
There were hugs and tears as they were reunited.
jamA hold obtained by jamming a part of the body such as a hand or foot into a crack in the rock.
I m in a jam.
jamboreeA large rally of Scouts or Guides.
The film industry s annual jamboree in Cannes.
liquidity crisisA crucial stage or turning point in the course of something.
nipA small sharp bite or snip.
A keen nip in the air.
partnerA person who is a member of a partnership.
Scotland is the rest of the UK s second biggest trading partner.
pinchAn act of pinching someone.
The pinch of the recession.
power playPossession of controlling influence.
pressA machine that applies pressure to a workpiece by means of a tool in order to punch shapes.
He used pressure to stop the bleeding.
receptionThe manner in which something is greeted.
A microchip that will allow parents to block reception of violent programmes.
reunionThe act of coming together again.
A school reunion.
socialAn informal social gathering especially one organized by the members of a particular club or group.
Not everyone s on the social and taking drugs.
social eventA party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity.
social functionA party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity.
social gatheringA party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity.
social occasionA party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity.
soiréeA party of people assembled in the evening (usually at a private house.
splashThe sound like water splashing.
Just a splash of whiskey.
spotA small piece or quantity of something.
A spot of mildew on the wall.
squashEdible fruit of a squash plant eaten as a vegetable.
A squash club.
squeeze playA twisting squeeze.
squeezingA tight or amorous embrace.
touchAn act of touching someone or something.
This room needs a woman s touch.
trickleA small group or number of people or things moving slowly.
The traffic had dwindled to a trickle.
wringA twisting squeeze.
Gave the wet cloth a wring.

Usage Examples of "Squeeze" as a noun

  • Industry faced higher costs and a squeeze on profits.
  • Increased expenses put a squeeze on profits.
  • A squeeze of lemon juice.
  • He was out to extract some squeeze from her.
  • She was his main squeeze.
  • A gentle squeeze of the trigger.
  • He gave her cheek a playful squeeze.
  • Getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze.
  • It was a tight squeeze in the tiny hall.
  • The poor guy just lost his main squeeze.

Squeeze as a Verb

Definitions of "Squeeze" as a verb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “squeeze” as a verb can have the following definitions:

  • Hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness.
  • Obtain by coercion or intimidation.
  • Manage to force into or through a narrow or restricted space.
  • Pressurize (someone) in order to obtain something from them.
  • Firmly press (something soft or yielding), typically with one's fingers.
  • To compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition.
  • Squeeze or press together.
  • Squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness.
  • Extract (liquid or a soft substance) from something by compressing or twisting it firmly.
  • To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means.
  • Force (an opponent) to discard a guarding or potentially winning card.
  • To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means.
  • (especially in a financial or commercial context) have a damaging or restricting effect on.
  • Squeeze tightly between the fingers.
  • Press firmly.
  • Press or force.
  • Manage to get into or through a narrow or restricted space.
  • Obtain (something) from someone with difficulty.
  • Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space.

Synonyms of "Squeeze" as a verb (54 Words)

bring pressure to bear onCause to come into a particular state or condition.
clutchGrasp (something) tightly.
Mrs Longhill clutched at the idea.
coerceObtain (something) from someone by using force or threats.
Their confessions were allegedly coerced by torture.
compactHave the property of being packable or of compacting easily.
This powder compacts easily.
compressMake more compact by or as if by pressing.
She compressed her lips.
constrict(of a snake) coil round (prey) in order to asphyxiate it.
The fear and the reality of crime constrict many people s lives.
contractEnter into a contractual arrangement.
The paper had contracted to publish extracts from the diaries.
cramCrowd or pack to capacity.
He had crammed so much into his short life.
crowdCause to herd drive or crowd together.
Photographers crowded round him.
crushCrush or bruise.
He crushed the paper in his hands.
driveWork as a driver.
This device drives the disks for the computer.
embraceInclude in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one’s sphere or territory.
She embraced Catholicism.
expressGive expression to.
She would express her milk using a pump and take it home for her baby.
extortObtain (something) by force, threats, or other unfair means.
He attempted to extort money from the company.
extractExtract by the process of distillation.
There are few attempts to extract generalities about the nature of the disciplines.
flattenPress (oneself or one’s body) against a surface.
Guy flattened himself against the wall.
forceTake by force.
The back door of the bank was forced.
force one's wayUrge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate.
gougeOvercharge or swindle (someone.
The channel had been gouged out by the ebbing water.
graspSeize and hold firmly.
Many companies grasped the opportunity to expand.
gripTo grip or seize as in a wrestling match.
The country was gripped by recession.
haleTo cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means.
hugFit closely or tightly.
He hugged his knees to his chest.
jamGet stuck and immobilized.
Four of us were jammed in one compartment.
jostleCome into rough contact with while moving.
A jumble of images jostled for attention.
kneadMake bread or pottery by kneading flour or clay.
She kneaded his back.
mashCrush or smash something to a pulp.
Mash the garlic.
milkDraw milk from a cow or other animal either by hand or mechanically.
I had to start the milking.
nipSever or remove by pinching or snipping.
One of the dogs nipped him on the leg.
packSeal with packing.
The murder trial packed the court house.
pinchIrritate as if by a nip pinch or tear.
If I scraped and pinched a bit I might manage.
pressSqueeze or press together.
This is a pressing problem.
pressureTo cause to do through pressure or necessity by physical moral or intellectual means.
She pressured her son to accept a job offer from the bank.
pressurizeMaintain a certain pressure.
The mixture was pressurized to 1 900 atmospheres.
pushMake strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby.
The company has been pushing a document management system.
rackPlace in or on a rack.
Rack wine.
ram(of a vehicle or vessel) be driven violently into (something, typically another vehicle or vessel) in an attempt to stop or damage it.
The bar was rammed with United supporters.
shovePush roughly.
She shoved the books into her briefcase.
squashSilence or discomfit (someone), typically by making a humiliating remark.
She needled him with such venom that Seb was visibly squashed.
squelchWalk through mud or mire.
Property developers tried to squelch public protest.
stickCome or be in close contact with stick or hold together and resist separation.
She sticks to her principles.
strong-armHandle roughly.
stuffFill with a stuffing while cooking.
Chicken stuffed with mushrooms and breadcrumbs.
tampPack (a blast hole) full of clay or sand to concentrate the force of the explosion.
He tamped down the tobacco with his thumb.
tear fromSeparate or cause to separate abruptly.
tweetCommunicate with (someone) on Twitter.
The birds were tweeting in the branches.
twinge(of a part of the body) suffer a sudden, sharp localized pain.
Stop the exercises if the tummy twinges.
twitchUse a twitch to subdue a horse.
His face is twitching.
wedgeSqueeze like a wedge into a tight space.
She wedged her holdall between two bags.
wedge oneselfSqueeze like a wedge into a tight space.
wrestObtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically.
You appear convinced of my guilt and wrest every reply I have made.
wringCause pain or distress to.
Wring the towels.

Usage Examples of "Squeeze" as a verb

  • They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him.
  • Squeeze a lemon.
  • He squeezed her for information.
  • She squeezed herself into her tightest pair of jeans.
  • Kate squeezed his hand affectionately.
  • He squeezed with all his strength.
  • He squeezed my hand.
  • Councils will want to squeeze as much money out of taxpayers as they can.
  • He found a hole in the hedge and squeezed his way through.
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • Sarah squeezed in beside her.
  • The economy is being squeezed by foreign debt repayments.
  • She squeezed the bottle.
  • I squeezed myself into the corner.
  • The outer stalk remains once the juice has been squeezed from sugar cane.
  • She used the opportunity to squeeze him for information.
  • I cocked the gun and squeezed the trigger.

Associations of "Squeeze" (30 Words)

compactHave the property of being packable or of compacting easily.
A compact style is brief and pithy.
compactlyTaking up no more space than necessary.
He wrote compactly but clearly.
compressSqueeze or press (two things) together.
The skirt can be folded and compressed into a relatively small bag.
compressedHaving a narrow shape as if flattened, especially sideways.
With lips compressed.
compressionThe process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together.
condenseMake more concise.
Her feelings condensed.
constrictMake narrower, especially by encircling pressure.
Chemicals that constrict the blood vessels.
crushThe act of crushing.
Lemon crush.
flattenPress (oneself or one’s body) against a surface.
Flynn flattened him with a single punch.
grindMake a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together.
Experienced teacher offers grinds in Maths and Irish to all levels.
lemonThe evergreen citrus tree which produces lemons widely cultivated in warm climates.
Lemon juice.
mashMashed potato.
We d let the pot mash for ten minutes.
minimizeRepresent or estimate at less than the true value or importance.
They may minimize or even overlook the importance of such beliefs.
packedExtremely crowed or filled to capacity.
A packed theater.
pinchAn act of pinching someone.
Aunt Rose pinched her thin lips together.
pressA device for applying pressure to something in order to flatten or shape it or to extract juice or oil.
He pressed a button and the doors slid open.
pressedCompacted by ironing.
Immaculately pressed trousers.
pressureThe act of pressing the exertion of pressure.
The compressed gas exerts an increased pressure.
pushMake strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby.
She pushed against the wall with all her strength.
quashDeclare invalid.
The government quashes any attempt of an uprising.
quellOvercome or allay.
Extra police were called to quell the disturbance.
refrigerantCausing cooling or freezing.
One of the refrigerant pipes had burst.
splashMark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture cause to appear splashed or spattered.
Just a splash of whiskey.
squashEdible fruit of a squash plant eaten as a vegetable.
Wash and squash the cans before depositing them.
squealMake a squeal.
Don t you dare she squealed.
squelchMake a soft sucking sound such as that made by treading heavily through mud.
Squelch any sign of dissent.
tightOf a community or other group of people having close relations tight knit.
He won in a tight finish.
tweakAdjust finely.
Caffeine is a natural mood elevator but if you re stressed to begin with it can kind of tweak you out.
wrenchTurn something especially a nut or bolt with a wrench.
With a wrench Tony wriggled free.
wringObtain by coercion or intimidation.
Gave the wet cloth a wring.

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