verb (used with object), squeezed, squeez·ing.
- 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.
verb (used without object), squeezed, squeez·ing.
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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
Example sentences from the Web for squeeze
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.
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
Once again Russia brandishes the threat of a gas cutoff to squeeze Kiev and coerce Europe.
That backpack was strictly for however many CDs I could squeeze in there.How Questlove Is Bringing Music Back to Television|Kevin Fallon|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then Mamie let Maggie squeeze; but she pinched harder than Bessie had done, and hurt it a little.Bessie at the Sea-Side|Joanna Mathews
Like the water which he's going to squeeze out of the wells?The Younger Set|Robert W. Chambers
Only, while we are travelling, do be careful not to squeeze too tightly; it rumples her stock.Amy in Acadia|Helen Leah Reed
Squeeze out the amount needed and store the lemon in the ice-box.Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918)|C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss
This is pressed, to squeeze all the water out, and is left to dry.
British Dictionary definitions for squeeze
verb (mainly tr)
Derived forms of squeezesqueezable, adjectivesqueezer, noun
Word Origin for squeeze
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