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English definition of “squeeze”

squeeze

verb (PRESS TOGETHER)    /skwiːz/
B2 [T] to press something firmly , especially from all sides in order to change its shape , reduce its size , or remove liquid from it: Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl . As she waited to go into the exam , he squeezed her hand (= pressed it affectionately with his hand ) and wished her good luck . Once he had finished cleaning the floor , he squeezed the cloth out. He reloaded the gun , took aim , and then squeezed (= pulled back) the trigger .figurative The studio is using all sorts of marketing tricks to squeeze as much profit from the movie as they can.Squeezing and grinding [T] If you are squeezed by financial demands , they cause you financial problems : Small businesses are being squeezed by heavy taxation .Poverty and poor
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