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squeeze

[ skweez ]
/ skwiz /
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verb (used with object), squeezed, squeez·ing.

verb (used without object), squeezed, squeez·ing.

noun

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Origin of squeeze

1590–1600; perhaps variant of obsolete squize (Old English cwȳsan) to squeeze, with initial s by false division of words in sandhi

OTHER WORDS FROM squeeze

squeezer, nounsqueez·ing·ly, adverbin·ter·squeeze, verb (used with object), in·ter·squeezed, in·ter·squeez·ing.un·squeezed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for squeeze

squeeze
/ (skwiːz) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

Derived forms of squeeze

squeezable, adjectivesqueezer, noun

Word Origin for squeeze

C16: from Middle English queysen to press, from Old English cwӯsan
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