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 crush, express, mash, pressRelated Words 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 cram, crush, jam, ram, sandwich, shoehorn, crowd, stuff, wedgeRelated Words fill, heap, jam-pack, load, pack

  3. 3 to get with great difficulty managed to squeeze a living by cleaning houses Synonyms scrape (up or together), scrounge, eke, wrest, wringRelated Words 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 capsule, capsulize, collapse, compact, condense, constrict, constringe, contract, narrow (down), compress, telescopeRelated Words cram, crowd, jam, jam-pack, pack; abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; boil down, downsize, shrink; concentrate, consolidate; simplify, streamline; decrease, diminish, lessenNear Antonyms dilate, disperse, dissipate, scatter; distend, inflate, swellAntonyms 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 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, victimizeRelated Words 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 bore, bull, bulldoze, crash, elbow, jam, jostle, muscle, push, shoulder, pressRelated Words ram, shove, thrust



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 compacting, compaction, condensation, condensing, constricting, constriction, contracting, contraction, compression, squeezing, telescopingRelated Words abbreviation, abridgment (or abridgement), curtailment, shortening; concentration, consolidation; simplification, streamlining; decreasing, diminishment, lesseningNear Antonyms dilation, dispersion, dissipation, scattering; distension (or distention), inflation, swellingAntonyms 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 beloved, darling, dear, flame, hon, honey, love, sweetheart [slang], sweet, sweetie, sweetie pie, trueloveRelated Words 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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