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 squeezesqueez·er, nounsqueez·ing·ly, adverbin·ter·squeeze, verb (used with object), in·ter·squeezed, in·ter·squeez·ing.un·squeezed, adjective
Words nearby squeeze
British Dictionary definitions for squeeze through
verb (mainly tr)
Derived forms of squeezesqueezable, adjectivesqueezer, noun
Word Origin for squeeze
Idioms and Phrases with squeeze through (1 of 2)
Also, squeeze by. Manage to pass, win, or survive by a narrow margin, as in We squeezed through the second round of playoffs, or There was just enough food stored in the cabin for us to squeeze by until the hurricane ended. This idiom uses squeeze in the sense of “succeed by means of compression.” [c. 1700] Also see squeak by.
Idioms and Phrases with squeeze through (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with squeeze
- squeeze off
- squeeze play
- squeeze through
- main squeeze
- put the arm (squeeze) on
- tight squeeze