the squeeze

Definition of the squeeze

informal
:a situation that causes feelings of stress and pressure
  • We are really feeling the squeeze since I lost my job.
  • The government is putting the squeeze on tax evaders.

Word by Word Definitions

squeeze play
  1. : to exert pressure especially on opposite sides of : compress

  2. : to extract or emit under pressure

  3. : to force or thrust by compression

  1. : an act or instance of squeezing : compression

  2. : handclasp

  3. : a quantity squeezed out from something


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