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squeeze in Economics topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsqueezesqueeze1 /skwiːz/ ●●● S3 verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 press [transitive]PRESS to press something firmly together with your fingers or hand πŸ”Š She smiled as he squeezed her hand. πŸ”Š He squeezed the trigger, but nothing happened.2 press out liquid [transitive]GET to get liquid from something by pressing it πŸ”Š Squeeze the oranges.squeeze something out πŸ”Š Try to squeeze a bit more out.squeeze something on/onto something πŸ”Š Squeeze a bit of lemon juice onto the fish.3 small space [intransitive, transitive always + adverb/preposition]FIT/BE THE RIGHT SIZE to try to make something fit into a space that is too small, or to try to get into such a space syn squashsqueeze into πŸ”Š Five of us squeezed into the back seat.squeeze through/past πŸ”Š He had squeezed through a gap in the fence.squeeze somebody/something in πŸ”Š We could probably squeeze in a few more people.4 β†’ squeeze your eyes shut5 just succeed [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]JUST/ALMOST NOT to succeed, win, or pass a test by a very small amount so that you only just avoid failure πŸ”Š Greece just squeezed through into the next round.6 limit money [transitive]PEBFLIMIT to strictly limit the amount of money that is available to a company or organization πŸ”Š The government is squeezing the railways’ investment budget. β†’ squeeze somebody/something ↔ in β†’ squeeze something ↔ out β†’ squeeze upβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
squeezeβ€’ Earnings growth is also being squeezed.β€’ I don't think I can squeeze any more files into this drawer.β€’ I can't squeeze any more tomato paste out of this tube.β€’ The humans and their needs had to be squeezed in when time and space permitted.β€’ The bus was already full but someone opened the doors and another passenger squeezed in.β€’ Research showed the region had many recreational activities squeezed into a compact area, said Herder.β€’ The tunnel was so narrow that only one person at a time could squeeze into it.β€’ a horrible doll that cried when you squeezed itβ€’ Alice squeezed my arm affectionately, and said goodbye.β€’ Cathy gently squeezed my hand.β€’ I start the day with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.β€’ Cuts in federal funding are squeezing public housing agencies.β€’ Squeeze the lemons and pour the juice into a jug.β€’ I squeezed the toothpaste tube, but nothing came out.β€’ I cocked the old gun and squeezed the trigger, and it just went forward too slowly to fire a round.β€’ Alice squeezed the wet sponge.β€’ They pushed and squeezed their way out of the jute field.β€’ I squeezed through a hole in the hedge into the garden.β€’ Bring all four edges to the top to form a little parcel and squeeze to secure. 4.β€’ She turned around and scampered back across the footpath to the gate, squeezed under and crept to the dish.β€’ It's no use trying to squeeze yourself into clothes that are too small for you.squeeze something outβ€’ Squeeze excess juices out of the spinach and stir it into the cheese mixture.squeeze through/pastβ€’ Some one had obviously picked them, and squeezed through.β€’ The police jeep and Boynes' vehicle were barely able to squeeze past.β€’ The tube is too narrow even for the nucleus, which only just squeezes through.β€’ Twenty years ago this road was overgrowing with alders, but you could still squeeze through.β€’ And even more amazing that he can still squeeze through chimneys and central heating air vents in tower blocks.β€’ He went back into the garden and squeezed through the bushes at the side of the boathouse.β€’ The fear of traveling solo was softened after landing at Heathrow and squeezing through the crowds to catch an Airbus headed downtown.β€’ She used to squeeze through the fence and bring me her bones.