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English definition of “squeeze”

squeeze

noun [C] (PRESSING TOGETHER)   /skwiz/
the act of pressing something firmly : I gave his shoulder a squeeze. fig. State parks will feel the squeeze from budget cuts (= the cuts will have a limiting effect ).
(Definition of squeeze noun (PRESSING TOGETHER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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