squeeze noun

1 pressing with fingers

ADJ. affectionate | comforting, reassuring

VERB + SQUEEZE give sb He gave his mother a comforting squeeze as he left.

PHRASES ~ of A squeeze of her hand reassured him.

2 in a small space

ADJ. tight There were seven of us in the car and it was a tight squeeze.

PREP. at a ~ We can get six in the car at a squeeze.

PHRASES a bit of a squeeze

3 reduction in money

ADJ. cash, credit, economic, financial, profits, tax

VERB + SQUEEZE feel All manufacturers are feeling the squeeze. | put The government is trying to put the squeeze on high earners.

PREP. ~ on a squeeze on spending

squeeze verb

1 press sth hard

ADV. hard, tightly | gently ‘I know,’ she said, squeezing his hand gently.

PREP. from squeezing the juice from a lemon | out of I squeezed the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube.

PHRASES freshly squeezed freshly squeezed orange juice

2 limit the money available

ADV. hard, severely High interest rates have squeezed the industry hard.

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