Definition of squeeze


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • squeeze is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 25 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • squeeze is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 26 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of squeeze

  • to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition (verb)

    Examples

    1. squeeze a lemon

    Synonyms

    1. crush
    2. mash
    3. squash
    4. squelch

  • an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. power play
    2. squeeze play

  • to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means (verb)

    Examples

    1. He squeezed her for information

    Synonyms

    1. coerce
    2. force
    3. hale
    4. pressure

  • a twisting squeeze (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. wring

  • a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. credit crunch
    2. liquidity crisis

  • a tight or amorous embrace (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. clinch
    2. hug

  • squeeze like a wedge into a tight space (verb)

    Examples

    1. I squeezed myself into the corner

    Synonyms

    1. force
    2. wedge

  • squeeze or press together (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. compact
    2. compress
    3. constrict
    4. contract
    5. press

  • the act of gripping and pressing firmly (noun)

    Examples

    1. he gave her cheek a playful squeeze

    Synonyms

    1. squeezing

  • hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. bosom
    2. embrace
    3. hug

  • obtain by coercion or intimidation (verb)

    Examples

    1. They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him

    Synonyms

    1. extort
    2. gouge
    3. rack
    4. wring

  • press or force (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. shove
    2. stuff
    3. thrust

  • squeeze tightly between the fingers (verb)

    Examples

    1. She squeezed the bottle

    Synonyms

    1. nip
    2. pinch
    3. tweet
    4. twinge
    5. twitch

  • a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer (noun)

    Examples

    1. increased expenses put a squeeze on profits

  • press firmly (verb)

    Examples

    1. He squeezed my hand

  • (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend (noun)

    Examples

    1. she was his main squeeze

  • the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space (noun)

    Examples

    1. getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze

See definition of squeeze in Merriam Webster