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
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.