Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) squeeze, squeezing (the act of gripping and pressing firmly) "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze"
- S: (n) credit crunch, liquidity crisis, squeeze (a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high)
- S: (n) squeeze (a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer) "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
- S: (n) squeeze ((slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend) "she was his main squeeze"
- S: (n) squeeze, wring (a twisting squeeze) "gave the wet cloth a wring"
- S: (n) power play, squeeze play, squeeze (an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power) "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away"
- S: (n) hug, clinch, squeeze (a tight or amorous embrace) "come here and give me a big hug"
- S: (n) squeeze (the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space) "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
- S: (v) squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze (to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition) "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
- S: (v) squeeze (press firmly) "He squeezed my hand"
- S: (v) wedge, squeeze, force (squeeze like a wedge into a tight space) "I squeezed myself into the corner"
- S: (v) coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force (to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means) "She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
- S: (v) extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring (obtain by coercion or intimidation) "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
- S: (v) thrust, stuff, shove, squeeze (press or force) "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
- S: (v) pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch (squeeze tightly between the fingers) "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
- S: (v) embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze (hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness) "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"
- S: (v) compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press (squeeze or press together) "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"