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squeeze

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of squeeze

  1. 1 to apply external pressure on so as to force out the juice or contents of kept squeezing the bottle until the ketchup squirted all over the table Synonyms of squeeze crush, express, mash, pressWords Related to squeeze ream; pulp, puree (or purée); extract, extrude

  2. 2 to fit (people or things) into a tight space I think we can squeeze a bit more into the washing machine Synonyms of squeeze cram, crush, jam, ram, sandwich, shoehorn, crowd, stuff, wedgeWords Related to squeeze fill, heap, jam-pack, load, pack

  3. 3 to get with great difficulty managed to squeeze a living by cleaning houses Synonyms of squeeze scrape (up or together), scrounge, eke, wrest, wringWords Related to squeeze acquire, attain, draw, earn, gain, land, obtain, procure, secure

  4. 4 to reduce in size or volume by or as if by pressing parts or members together squeezed the blanket until it fit into the box Synonyms of squeeze capsule, capsulize, collapse, compact, condense, constrict, constringe, contract, narrow (down), compress, telescopeWords Related to squeeze cram, crowd, jam, jam-pack, pack; abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; boil down, downsize, shrink; concentrate, consolidate; simplify, streamline; decrease, diminish, lessenNear Antonyms of squeeze dilate, disperse, dissipate, scatter; distend, inflate, swellAntonyms of squeeze decompress, expand, open, outspread, outstretch

  5. 5 to rob by the use of trickery or threats the mob squeezes all the local merchants by threatening violence Synonyms of squeeze beat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fiddle, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, nobble [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, short, shortchange, skin, skunk, fleece, stick, stiff, sting, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimizeWords Related to squeeze extort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk

  6. 6 to force one's way I was able to squeeze through the people clustered around the luggage carousel Synonyms of squeeze bore, bull, bulldoze, crash, elbow, jam, jostle, muscle, push, shoulder, pressWords Related to squeeze ram, shove, thrust


squeeze

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of squeeze

  1. 1 the act or process of reducing the size or volume of something by or as if by pressing he gave the plastic bag a squeeze and then folded it up for storage Synonyms of squeeze compacting, compaction, condensation, condensing, constricting, constriction, contracting, contraction, compression, squeezing, telescopingWords Related to squeeze abbreviation, abridgment (or abridgement), curtailment, shortening; concentration, consolidation; simplification, streamlining; decreasing, diminishment, lesseningNear Antonyms of squeeze dilation, dispersion, dissipation, scattering; distension (or distention), inflation, swellingAntonyms of squeeze decompression, expansion

  2. 2 slang  a person with whom one is in love she and her main squeeze are spending Valentine's Day at a romantic country inn Synonyms of squeeze beloved, darling, dear, flame, hon, honey, love, sweetheart [slang], sweet, sweetie, sweetie pie, trueloveWords Related to squeeze beau, boy, boyfriend, fellow, man, swain; gal, girl, girlfriend, inamorata, ladylove, lass, mistress, tootsie; amour, lover, paramour; doll, duck(s) [chiefly British], pet; date, escort, steady; admirer, gallant, suitor, wooer; groom, husband; bride, wife; significant other; fiancé, intended; crush, heartthrob


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