Meaning of “squeeze (sb/sth) in/squeeze (sb/sth) into sth” in the English Dictionary

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"squeeze (sb/sth) in/squeeze (sb/sth) into sth" in British English

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squeeze (sb/sth) in/squeeze (sb/sth) into sth

phrasal verb with squeeze uk /skwiːz/ us /skwiːz/ verb

B2 to succeed in getting someone or something into a small space or object, often by pushing or forcing:

The car's quite full, but we could manage to squeeze another couple of people in.
I must have put on a lot of weight over Christmas because I can only just squeeze into my jeans.

More examples

  • She'd squeezed herself into a pair of jeans that were at least a size too small.
  • Do you think I could squeeze into this top?
  • If you lot are driving to Celia's could you squeeze me in?
  • We've squeezed a double bed into the small room.
  • I might be able to squeeze in one more person.

(Definition of “squeeze (sb/sth) in/squeeze (sb/sth) into sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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