2 noun
Related topics: Economics
squeeze2 [countable]

a (tight) squeeze

a situation in which there is only just enough room for things or people to fit somewhere:
It'll be a squeeze with six people in the car.
2 an act of pressing something firmly with your fingers or hand:
Marty gave her hand a little squeeze.

squeeze of lemon/lime etc

DFC a small amount of juice obtained by squeezing a piece of fruit
4PE a situation in which wages, prices, borrowing money etc are strictly controlled or reduced
squeeze on
cuts due to the squeeze on public sector spending
a credit squeeze
All manufacturers are feeling the squeeze (=noticing the effects of a difficult financial situation).

put the squeeze on somebody

informal to try to persuade someone to do something

somebody's (main) squeeze

especially American English informal someone's boyfriend or girlfriend

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