Squeeze Squeeze (skw[=e]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Squeezed} (skw[=e]zd); 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass; to crush. [1913 Webster]

In a civil war, people must expect to be crushed and squeezed toward the burden. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

3. To force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To compress; hug; pinch; gripe; crowd. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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