- to enable (a runner on third base) to score on a squeeze play (often followed by in): He squeezed him in with a perfect bunt.
- to score (a run) in this way (often followed by in): The Dodgers squeezed in a run in the eighth inning.
Origin of squeeze
OTHER WORDS FROM squeezesqueezer, nounsqueez·ing·ly, adverbin·ter·squeeze, verb (used with object), in·ter·squeezed, in·ter·squeez·ing.un·squeezed, adjective
Words nearby squeeze
How to use squeeze in a sentence
The simple, five-position knob allows you to adjust the squeeze pressure, and the unit comes with two different screens, coarse and fine.
My research has shown that there is more to marriage trafficking than the “marriage squeeze” and female scarcity.
Tens of millions of people have lost work, putting a squeeze on finances.Cord cutting is breaking records during the pandemic|Aaron Pressman|September 21, 2020|Fortune
For publishers that have numerous direct relationships with brands, that squeeze hasn’t been all bad.‘They’re gonna go with what they know’: Publishers struggle to win new business amid pandemic|Max Willens|September 1, 2020|Digiday
In China, for example, food inflation has been accelerating in the last couple of months, and a squeeze on imports because of the pandemic is one reason why.After $20 trillion in pandemic relief spending, there’s still no sign of inflation. What happened?|Bernhard Warner|August 25, 2020|Fortune
They wanted Jet Blue to squeeze more passengers into the cabin.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Between her slew of appointments, Lennox manages to squeeze in enough time for no less than 40 different charities.
His wife, Rita, would wait and pray until she would hear the bicycle squeeze horn he had affixed to the chair.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won|Michael Daly|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bone was a highly competent managing editor, and contrived somehow to squeeze us into the tumultuous Post office.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You might expect prisoners to have to pay extra for items like habanero squeeze cheese, for example, but what about pen and paper?‘Progressive Jail’ Is a 21st-Century Hell, Inmates Complain|Sarah Shourd|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As long as an emergency truck could squeeze through at moderate speed, that was enough.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
From this point Mr Dean began to pump and squeeze, and Trumps proved worthy of his name in the way he submitted to both processes.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
In this day there were some drops of the golden juices—some drops that she must squeeze out, that her thirsty lips must drink.
She would squeeze, squeeze out the golden juices that these moments contained which lay immediately before her.
It was rather a tight squeeze for his broad shoulders, getting through the opening, but he managed it.
British Dictionary definitions for squeeze
Derived forms of squeezesqueezable, adjectivesqueezer, noun
Word Origin for squeeze
Other Idioms and Phrases with squeeze
In addition to the idioms beginning with squeeze
- squeeze off
- squeeze play
- squeeze through
- main squeeze
- put the arm (squeeze) on
- tight squeeze