• Squeeze Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata.
- (n.) Pressure or constraint used to force the making of a gift, concession, or the like; exaction; extortion.
- (n.) The act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure.
- (n.) A facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as pulp, from an inscription on stone.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) To force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt.
- (v. t.) Fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass; to crush.
- (v. i.) To press; to urge ones way, or to pass, by pressing; to crowd; -- often with through, into, etc.; as, to squeeze hard to get through a crowd.
• Squeezer Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A machine of several forms for the same purpose; -- used in the singular.
- (n.) One who, or that which, squeezes; as, a lemon squeezer.
- (n.) A machine like a large pair of pliers, for shingling, or squeezing, the balls of metal when puddled; -- used only in the plural.