How to use
'to press, squeeze'
(15-17 centuries), from
to press something firmly together with your fingers or hand
She smiled as he squeezed her hand.
He squeezed the trigger, but nothing happened.
press out liquid
to get liquid from something by pressing it
Squeeze the oranges.
squeeze something out
Try to squeeze a bit more out.
squeeze something on/onto something
Squeeze a bit of lemon juice onto the fish.
intransitive,transitive always + adverb/preposition
to try to make something fit into a space that is too small, or to try to get into such a space
Five of us squeezed into the back seat.
He had squeezed through a gap in the fence.
squeeze somebody/something in
We could probably squeeze in a few more people.
squeeze your eyes shut
to close your eyes very tightly
intransitive always + adverb/preposition
to succeed, win, or pass a test by a very small amount so that you only just avoid failure
Greece just squeezed through into the next round.
to strictly limit the amount of money that is available to a company or organization
The government is squeezing the railways' investment budget.
squeeze somebody/something ↔
to manage to do something although you are very busy
How do you manage to squeeze so much into one day?
I can squeeze you in at four o'clock.
squeeze something ↔
to do something so that someone or something is no longer included or able to continue
If budgets are cut, vital research may be squeezed out.
to squeeze something wet in order to remove the liquid from it
Squeeze the cloth out first.
squeeze something out of somebody
to force someone to tell you something
See if you can squeeze more information out of them.
to move close to the person next to you to make space for someone else
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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