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English definition of “squeeze”

squeeze

noun (LIMIT)    /skwiːz/
[C usually singular] a reduction or limit : The squeeze on profits in the oil industry has led to thousands of redundancies . The squeeze on local spending means that many services will have to be cut .Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding [C usually singular] a period in which the supply of money is limited by the government because of economic difficulties : The government has imposed a sharp credit squeeze in an attempt to hold down inflation .Economics and the state of the economy
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