Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of SQUEEZE

Pronunciation:  skweez

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
  2. [n]  an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
  3. [n]  a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring"
  4. [v]  press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"
  5. [v]  squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the muscle contracted"
  6. [v]  hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"
  7. [v]  squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
  8. [v]  squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
  9. [v]  to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
  10. [v]  press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
 

SQUEEZE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: bosom, compact, compress, constrict, contract, crush, embrace, force, hug, mash, nip, pinch, power play, press, shove, squash, squeeze play, squeezing, squelch, stuff, thrust, tweet, twinge, twitch, wedge, wring
 
 See Also: astringe, attempt, bear down, choke, clasp, clench, compressing, compression, constriction, convulse, cuddle, displace, effort, eject, endeavor, endeavour, expression, expulsion, extrude, extrusion, force, force out, fret, gag, grip, impact, interlock, lock, motion, move, movement, overbear, pack together, pinch, prim, push, scrag, squeeze out, squirt, stamp, steamroller, strangle, strangulate, telescope, tighten, tread, try, tweak, tweak, wring, wring out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Squeeze\, n.
    1. (Mining) The gradual closing of workings by the weight of
       the overlying strata.
    
    2. Pressure or constraint used to force the making of a gift,
       concession, or the like; exaction; extortion. [Colloq.]
    
             One of the many ``squeezes'' imposed by the
             mandarins.                            --A. R.
                                                   Colquhoun.
    
    
  2. \Squeeze\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Squeezed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Squeezing}.] [OE. queisen, AS. cw[=e]san, cw[=y]san,
    cw[=i]san, of uncertain origin. The s- was probably prefixed
    through the influence of squash, v.t.]
    1. To press between two bodies; to press together closely; to
       compress; often, to compress so as to expel juice,
       moisture, etc.; as, to squeeze an orange with the fingers;
       to squeeze the hand in friendship.
    
    2. Fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to
       harass; to crush.
    
             In a civil war, people must expect to be crushed and
             squeezed toward the burden.           --L'Estrange.
    
    3. To force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with
       out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt.
    
    Syn: To compress; hug; pinch; gripe; crowd.
    
    
  3. \Squeeze\, v. i.
    To press; to urge one's way, or to pass, by pressing; to
    crowd; -- often with through, into, etc.; as, to squeeze hard
    to get through a crowd.
    
    
  4. \Squeeze\, n.
    1. The act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies;
       pressure.
    
    2. A facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as
       pulp, from an inscription on stone.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are squeezing something, suggests that you need to make more space for other things. You need to stop dwelling on your past emotions and clear them away. Alternatively, it may mean that you are putting the "squeeze' on somebody. You or someone may be feeling pressured or stressed. The dream may also be a pun on your "main squeeze" or your mate. What is your dream trying to tell you about the relationship.
 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY