Textual thesaurus for "squeeze"

(noun) squeezing

the act of gripping and pressing firmly

he gave her cheek a playful squeeze

(noun) clinch, hug

a tight or amorous embrace

come here and give me a big hug

(noun) squeeze play, power play

an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power

she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away

(noun) wring

a twisting squeeze

gave the wet cloth a wring

(noun) credit crunch, liquidity crisis

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

(verb) press, compact, compress, constrict, contract

squeeze or press together

she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle

(verb) embrace, bosom, hug

squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

Hug me, please; They embraced; He hugged her close to him

(verb) nip, tweet, twinge, twitch, pinch

squeeze tightly between the fingers

He pinched her behind; She squeezed the bottle

(verb) force, wedge

squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

I squeezed myself into the corner

(verb) mash, crush, squash, squelch

to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

crush an aluminum can; squeeze a lemon

(verb) shove, thrust, stuff

press or force

Stuff money into an envelope; She thrust the letter into his hand

(verb) rack, extort, wring, gouge

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

(verb) pressure, force, hale, coerce

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