squeeze off

verb
squeezed off; squeezing off; squeezes off

Definition of squeeze off

transitive verb

: to fire (a round) by squeezing the trigger

intransitive verb

: to fire a weapon by squeezing the trigger

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Synonyms for squeeze off

Synonyms

blast, discharge, fire, loose, shoot

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Examples of squeeze off in a Sentence

the hunter waited for the deer to start feeding, then squeezed off several rounds

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Otherwise, they’ll be lost in space à la Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and the rest of the crew squeezed off the GOP ship by The Donald four years ago. Lorraine Ali, chicagotribune.com, "Why reality TV has nothing on the Democratic debates," 23 June 2019 Otherwise, they’ll be lost in space à la Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and the rest of the crew squeezed off the GOP ship by The Donald four years ago. Lorraine Ali, chicagotribune.com, "Why reality TV has nothing on the Democratic debates," 23 June 2019 Otherwise, they’ll be lost in space à la Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and the rest of the crew squeezed off the GOP ship by The Donald four years ago. Lorraine Ali, chicagotribune.com, "Why reality TV has nothing on the Democratic debates," 23 June 2019 Otherwise, they’ll be lost in space à la Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and the rest of the crew squeezed off the GOP ship by The Donald four years ago. Lorraine Ali, latimes.com, "Why reality TV has nothing on the Democratic debates," 21 June 2019 The video captured the moments before and after an armed man approached Ortiz in a bar's outdoor seating, raised both of his arms and then squeezed off the near-deadly shots. NBC News, "Video shows moment David Ortiz is shot in the Dominican Republic," 13 June 2019 Isco adds some rare excitement at the other end, squeezing off a low shot that Rui Patricio handles with ease. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Spain and Portugal Play a Draw for the Ages, Starring a Player for All Time," 3 Mar. 2018 Instead, the man in the living room whipped out a 40-caliber handgun and started squeezing off rounds, Macey told police. Everton Bailey Jr., OregonLive.com, "Shooting reported in NE Portland," 21 Mar. 2018 Expelled from the school over disciplinary problems, Cruz is accused of squeezing off shot after shot from an AR-15 rifle as students took cover under desks, fire alarms blared and teachers barricaded classrooms. David Fleshler, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Florida school shooting suspect due in court Thursday; Trump denounces 'terrible violence, hatred and evil'," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of squeeze off

circa 1949, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of squeeze off was circa 1949

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